Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 30 (Compensation)

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#30. Compensation. -- N. compensation, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise &c. 774 neutralization, nullification; counteraction &c. 179; reaction; measure for measure. retaliation &c. 718 equalization &c. 27; robbing Peter to pay Paul.

set-off, offset; make-weight, casting-weight; counterpoise, ballast; indemnity, equivalent, quid pro,quo; bribe, hush money; amends &c. (atonement) 952; counterbalance, counterclaim; cross-debt, cross-demand.

V. make compensation; compensate, compense[obs]; indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; outbalance[obs], overbalance, counterbalance; set off; hedge, square, give and take; make up for, lee way; cover, fill up, neutralize, nullify; equalize &c. 27; make good; redeem &c. (atone) 952.

Adj. compensating, compensatory; countervailing &c. v.; in the opposite scale; equivalent &c. (equal) 27.

Adv. in return, in consideration; but, however, yet, still, notwithstanding; nevertheless, nathless[obs], none the less; although, though; albeit, howbeit; mauger[obs]; at all events, at any rate; be that as it may, for all that, even so, on the other, hand, at the same time, quoad minus[Lat], quand meme[Fr], however that may be; after all is said and done; taking one thing with another &c. (average) 29.

Phr. " light is mingled with the gloom " [Whittier]; every dark cloud has a silver lining; primo avulso non deficit alter [Lat][obs][Vergil]; saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas [Lat][Ovid].