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Synonyms for compensation
ˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compensation(noun)

    something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)


  2. compensation(noun)

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors


  3. recompense, compensation(noun)

    the act of compensating for service or loss or injury


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compensation(n)

    An allowance is a stipulated amount furnished at regular intervals as a matter of discretion or gratuity, as of food to besieged soldiers, or of money to a child or ward. Compensation is a comprehensive word signifying a return for a service done. Remuneration is applied to matters of great amount or importance. Recompense is a still wider and loftier word, with less suggestion of calculation and market value; there are services for which affection and gratitude are the sole and sufficient recompense; earnings, fees, hire, pay, salary, and wages are forms of compensation and may be included in compensation, remuneration, or recompense. Pay is commercial and strictly signifies an exact pecuniary equivalent for a thing or service, except when the contrary is expressly stated, as when we speak of "high pay" or "poor pay." Wages denotes what a worker receives. Earnings is often used as exactly equivalent to wages, but may be used with reference to the real value of work done or service rendered, and even applied to inanimate things; as, the earnings of capital. Hire is distinctly mercenary or menial, but as a noun has gone out of popular use, tho the verb to hire is common. Salary is for literary or professional work, wages for handicraft or other comparatively inferior service; a salary is regarded as more permanent than wages; an editor receives a salary, a compositor receives wages. Stipend has become exclusively a literary word. A fee is given for a single service or privilege, and is sometimes in the nature of a gratuity. Compare REQUITE.

    allowance, earnings, fee, hire, honorarium, pay, payment, recompense, remuneration, requital, salary, stipend, wages

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compensation(n.)

    recompense, remuneration, reward

  2. compensation(n.)

    requital, satisfaction, indemnity, indemnification, reparation, amends

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How to use compensation in a sentence?

  1. Murray Pulman:

    The war is not over, however, getting payment, compensation and costs ... is another whole new fight which begins today.

  2. Steffen Seibert:

    It is our firm belief that questions of reparations and compensation have been legally and politically resolved, we should concentrate on current issues and, hopefully what will be a good future.

  3. Chief Executive Peter Marrone:

    We regret this result, although we have clearly understood the message, i hope that that will be seen as a positive sign of our intention and commitment to aligning our compensation to performance.

  4. Jim Kreindler:

    The suit is a suit for compensation, but most importantly there are thousands and thousands of 9/11 victims who want to hold Saudi Arabia accountable.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Go confidently in the direction of your perseverance! Live the life you've contemplated. We shall find compensation in every disappointment.

Translations for compensation

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  • تعويArabic
  • компенсация, уравняване, обезщетениеBulgarian
  • compensacióCatalan, Valencian
  • Kompensierung, Kompensation, Abfindung, Entlohnung, Ausgleich, Ersatz, Ausgleichzahlung, WiedergutmachungGerman
  • αντιστάθμιση, αποζημίωση, συμψηφισμός, αμοιβήGreek
  • compensaciónSpanish
  • hüvitisEstonian
  • kompensaatio, kauppahinta, hyvitys, palkkio, korvaus, vastike, palkka, kuittausFinnish
  • indemnisation, dédommagement, contrepartie, compensation, émolumentFrench
  • नुकसान भरपाईHindi
  • kárpótlásHungarian
  • kompensasiIndonesian
  • compensazioneItalian
  • פיצויHebrew
  • compensatieDutch
  • compensaçãoPortuguese
  • compensare, compensațieRomanian
  • возмещение, компенсация, уравниваниеRussian
  • obeštećenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • tazminat, telafi, ödenceTurkish

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    • B. pestilent
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