Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 30. Compensation.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
2. Comparative Quantity
30. Compensation.
NOUN:COMPENSATION, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise [See Compromise]; neutralization, nullification; counteraction [See Counteraction]; reaction; measure for measure; retaliation [See Retaliation]; equalization [See Equality]; redemption, recoupment.
  SET-OFF, offset; makeweight, casting weight; counterpoise, ballast; indemnity, equivalent, quid pro quo [L.]; bribe, hush money; gift, donation [See Giving]; amends (atonement) [See Atonement]; counterbalance, counterclaim, countervailing; cross debt, cross demand.
  PAY, payment, reward [See Reward].
VERB:COMPENSATE, compense [obs.], make compensation, indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; counterbalance, offset, outbalance, overbalance, set off; hedge, square, give and take; make up for, make leeway; cover, fill up, neutralize, nullify; equalize [See Equality]; make good; recoup, redeem (atone) [See Atonement]; pay, reward [See Reward].
ADJECTIVE:COMPENSATING, compensatory, compensative, amendatory, indemnificatory, reparative; countervailing &c. v.; in the opposite scale; equivalent (equal) [See Equality].
ADVERB:FOR A CONSIDERATION, in return, in consideration.
  NOTWITHSTANDING, but, however, yet, still, nevertheless, natheless or nathless [archaic]; although, though; howbeit, albeit; mauger or maugre, at all events, in spite of, in despite of, despite, at any rate; be that as it may, for all that, even so, on the other hand, at the same time, quoad minus [L.], quand même [F.], however that may be; after all, after all is said and done; taking one thing with another (average) [See Mean].
  1. Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
  2. Light is mingled with the gloom.—Whittier
  3. Primo avulso non deficit alter.—Vergil
  4. Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas.—Ovid


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