Associations to the word «Reparation»


REPARATION, noun. (usually in plural) A payment of time, effort or money to undo past transgression(s).
REPARATION, noun. (archaic) The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired.

Dictionary definition

REPARATION, noun. Compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; "an act for which there is no reparation".
REPARATION, noun. (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I".
REPARATION, noun. The act of putting something in working order again.
REPARATION, noun. Something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King