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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compensation

    remuneration, equivalent, wages, pay, allowance, restoration, restitution, satisfaction, atonement, expiation, indemnification, amercement, damages

    deprivation, injury, nonpayment, gratuity, donation, fraudulence, damage

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. 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.

  2. Tom McPhail:

    It appears likely that some providers are going to be called to account for the way they have treated their customers, which could in turn pave the way for compensation for mis-sold annuity investors.

  3. Jerry Garry:

    There will be summons to pay compensation. There will be other punishment imposed by CEPA. I'm really not too sure as to what the nature of the penalties may be.

  4. Greg McIntyre:

    But it does have a power under the legislation to pass on any compensation which it may be ordered to pay by the court, to those it has granted titles to.

  5. Minor Myers:

    If Gregory Abel's that talented, Gregory Abel could have a host of other, extremely lucrative opportunities outside the company, one goal of executive compensation is to retain people who have attractive alternative opportunities.

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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