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reparation

rep·a·ra·tion

reparation

 
 
pronunciation:
re p reI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of making amends for wrongdoing or injury.
The teenager's parents insisted that he make reparation for breaking the neighbors' window.
similar words:
amendment, compensation, offset, remedy, restitution, satisfaction
definition 2: a payment or award in the form of monetary compensation.
They were not satisfied with the reparation they received from the company.
similar words:
compensation, damage, offset, penalty, restitution, satisfaction
definition 3: (usu. pl.) payment required of a defeated nation by the victors, for damages, alleged atrocities, or other injury.
Germany was forced to make reparations after World War I.
similar words:
compensation, restitution
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