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compensation

noun

1 compensation

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

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Roget 952: atonement, reparation; compromise, composition; compensation etc. 30; quittance, quits; expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation; ... show more

Roget 774: compromise, commutation, composition; middle term, mezzo termine [It]; compensation etc. 30; abatement of differences, adjustment, mutual concession.   

Roget 718: retaliation, reprisal, retort, payback; counter-stroke, counter-blast, counterplot, counter-project; retribution, lex talionis [Lat.]; reciprocation etc. (reciprocity) 12.    ... show more

Roget 30: compensation, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise; etc. 774 neutralization, nullification; counteraction etc. 179; reaction; measure for measure, ... show more

Roget 790: restitution, return; rendition, reddition; restoration; reinvestment, recuperation; rehabilitation etc. (reconstruction) 660; reparation, atonement; compensation, ... show more

Dutch: bonificatie, compensatie, indemnisatie, indemniteit, regres, schadeloosstelling, schadevergoeding, vergoeding, verhaal
Polish: kompensacja, kompensata, wyrównanie



2 compensation

psychiatry A defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors.

Polish: kompensacja

3 compensation

The act of compensating for service or loss or injury.

synonym: recompense.

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Dutch: compensatie, Compensatie, schadeloosstelling, vergoeding


Moby thesaurus: alienation, amends, atonement, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, base pay, blame-shifting, blood money, comeuppance, composition, compromise, consideration, correction, damages, decompensation, defense mechanism, dereism, dereistic thinking, desert ... show more.

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