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compensation

Roget category 30

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.3. Quantity
›› 1.3.2. Comparative quantity

#30. Compensation

noun

compensation, equationcommutationindemnificationcompromiseetc. 774 neutralization, nullificationcounteraction etc. 179reactionmeasure for measure, retaliation, etc. 718 equalizationetc. 27robbing Peter to pay Paul.
set-off, offsetmake-weight, casting-weightcounterpoise, ballastindemnity, equivalent, quid pro quobribe, hush moneyamends etc. (atonement) 952counterbalance, counterclaimcross-debt, cross-demand.

verb

make compensationcompensate, compenseindemnifycounteract, countervail, counterpoisebalanceoutbalance, overbalance, counterbalanceset offhedge, square, give and takemake up for, lee waycover, fill up, neutralize, nullifyequalize etc. 27make goodredeem etc. (atone) 952.

adjective

compensating, compensatorycountervailing etc. v. — in the opposite scaleequivalent etc. (equal) 27.

adverb

in return, in considerationbut, however, yet, still, notwithstandingnevertheless, nathless, none the lessalthough, thoughalbeit, howbeitmaugerat all events, at any ratebe that as it may, for all that, even so, on the other, hand, at the same time, quoad minus [Lat.], quand meme [Fr.], however that may beafter all is said and donetaking one thing with another etc. (average) 29.

phrase

light is mingled with the gloom" [Whittier]; every dark cloud has a silver liningprimo avulso non deficit alter [Vergil]; saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas [Lat.] [Ovid]. 1 QUANTITY BY COMPARISON WITH A STANDARD



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