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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.


Broader (hypernym)atonement, expiation, propitiation

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