(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. right, correct, repair, reform, relieve, remedy. —n. amends, restitution, reparation, requital, compensation, relief. See restoration, atonement.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Correction]
Syn. revision, amendment, remedy, setting right, change, reformation, renewal, remodeling, reworking, reestablishment, rectification, relief, rehabilitation, repair.
2. [Amends]
Syn. compensation, satisfaction, payment, indemnity, retribution, requital, return, reparation, recompense, allowance, atonement, propitiation, adjustment, correction, conciliation, remission, indemnification, restitution, restoration; see also pay 2 , reparation 2 .
See Synonym Study at reparation . v.
Syn. set right, remedy, rectify; see correct 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
[REE dress]
a setting right, compensation for a wrong.
They will seek redress for the damages done.
SYN.: compensation, reparation, amends, recompense, satisfaction, righting, restitution, correction, payment.
rectify, set right, correct, remedy, compensate, make reparations, make restitution, satisfy, put right, square.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make right what is wrong: amend, correct, emend, mend, rectify, reform, remedy, right. See CORRECT. 2. To exact revenge for or from: avenge, pay back, pay off, repay, requite, vindicate. Informal: fix. Archaic: wreak. Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind (or in one's own coin), settle (or square) accounts, take an eye for an eye. See FORGIVENESS. 3. To give compensation to: compensate, indemnify, pay, recompense, reimburse, remunerate, repay, requite. See PAY. II noun Something to make up for loss or damage: amends, compensation, indemnification, indemnity, offset, quittance, recompense, reimbursement, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requital, restitution, satisfaction, setoff. See SUBSTITUTE.

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