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Pronunciation:  `repu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"
  2. [n]  the act of putting something in working order again
  3. [n]  (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after Wordl War I"
  4. [n]  compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; "an act for which there is no reparation"

REPARATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: amends, fix, fixing, fixture, mending, repair
 See Also: atonement, band aid, care, compensation, darning, expiation, improvement, maintenance, patching, propitiation, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, restitution, restoration, upkeep



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rep`a*ra"tion\ (-r?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]paration, L.
reparatio. See {Repair} to mend.]
1. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of
   being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge
   or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.

2. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or
   compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing
   done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity.

   I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose
   writings, and make what reparation I am able. --Dryden.

Syn: Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends;