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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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