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English verb: indemnify

1. indemnify (possession) secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for

SamplesThis plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, insure, underwrite

2. indemnify (possession) make amends for; pay compensation for

SamplesOne can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich.
She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident.

Synonymscompensate, recompense, repair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)pay

Narrower (hyponym)give

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