Reparation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrepəˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reparation
Brit.  |ˌrɛpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reparation

noun

- compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury

an act for which there is no reparation

- (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors

Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I

- the act of putting something in working order again (syn: fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair)
- something done or paid in expiation of a wrong (syn: amends)

Examples

The country paid millions in reparations.

They've offered no apologies and seem to have no thoughts of reparation.

She says she's sorry and wants to make reparations.

Offenders must make reparation for their crimes through community service.

an act for which there is no reparation

Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I

Word forms

noun
singular: reparation
plural: reparations
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