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Synonyms for compensation
ˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃəncom·pen·sa·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compensationnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compensationnoun

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


  2. compensationnoun

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


  3. recompense, compensationnoun

    the act of compensating for service or loss or injury


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compensationnoun

    recompense, remuneration, reward

  2. compensationnoun

    requital, satisfaction, indemnity, indemnification, reparation, amends

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  1. 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.

  2. Kim Kang-won:

    They said it’s never enough even if Japan pays tens of times more, but they don’t put much meaning on compensation, they just want Japan to apologise and let more of its people know, so that there will no longer be such war crimes.

  3. Eric Schneiderman:

    Donald Trump fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university. Today, that all changes.

  4. Seneca:

    No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.

  5. 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.

Translations for compensation

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  • تعويArabic
  • обезщетение, компенсация, уравняванеBulgarian
  • compensacióCatalan, Valencian
  • Abfindung, Ausgleich, Kompensierung, Ausgleichzahlung, Ersatz, Entlohnung, Wiedergutmachung, KompensationGerman
  • αμοιβή, συμψηφισμός, αντιστάθμιση, αποζημίωσηGreek
  • compensaciónSpanish
  • hüvitisEstonian
  • hyvitys, vastike, korvaus, palkkio, palkka, kauppahinta, kuittaus, kompensaatioFinnish
  • émolument, compensation, contrepartie, indemnisation, dédommagementFrench
  • नुकसान भरपाईHindi
  • kárpótlásHungarian
  • kompensasiIndonesian
  • compensazioneItalian
  • פיצויHebrew
  • compensatieDutch
  • compensaçãoPortuguese
  • compensație, compensareRomanian
  • возмещение, уравнивание, компенсацияRussian
  • obeštećenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • ödence, tazminat, telafiTurkish

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