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English noun: reparation

1. reparation (possession) compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury


SamplesAn act for which there is no reparation.


Broader (hypernym)compensation

2. reparation (possession) (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors


SamplesGermany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I.


Broader (hypernym)compensation


Domain usageplural, plural form

3. reparation (act) the act of putting something in working order again


Synonymsfix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair


Broader (hypernym)improvement


Narrower (hyponym)band aid, care, darning, maintenance, patching, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, restitution, restoration, upkeep

4. reparation (act) something done or paid in expiation of a wrong


SamplesHow can I make amends.


Synonymsamends


Broader (hypernym)atonement, expiation, propitiation









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