The making of amends
Whatever is given in reparation, sense 1; often plural
compensation, restitution, redress, indemnification, indemnity, amends, requital, atonement, satisfaction, repayment, payment, emolument, remuneration, recompense, reward, settlement, adjustment, reimbursement; see also redress 2.
reparation refers to the making of amends, specif. the paying of compensation, for some wrong or injury war reparations; restitution implies return to the rightful owner of something that has been taken away, or of an equivalent he made restitution for the libel; redress suggests retaliation or resort to the courts to right a wrong to seek redress for an injury; indemnification refers to reimbursement, as by an insurance company, for loss, damage, etc.
Something to make up for loss or damage:amends, compensation, indemnification, indemnity, offset, quittance, recompense, redress, reimbursement, remuneration, repayment, requital, restitution, satisfaction, setoff. See substitute Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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