(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Equalizing payment
1. (act of compensating) compensation, satisfaction, indemnification, indemnity; compromise; counteraction, [equal and opposite] reaction; measure for measure; retaliation, backlash, redress; equalization (see equality); robbing Peter to pay Paul, an eye for an eye [and a tooth for a tooth]; offset, counterpoise, counterbalance, ballast, equipoise.
2. (compensatory response) equivalent, quid pro quo, consideration; fee, recompense (see payment); reward, award; due; amends, atonement; reparation, requital, redress, damages, balm.
Verbs — make compensation, compensate, indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise, balance, counterbalance, set off, offset, cancel [out]; outbalance, overbalance; hedge, make up for, cover, fill up, make good; recoup, square oneself, redeem, atone. Informal, lean over backward.
Adjectives — compensating, compensatory; counteracting, countervailing, offsetting, etc.; retaliatory; equivalent, equal.
Adverbs — in return, in consideration; but, however, yet, still, notwithstanding, despite, in spite of, in the face of, in any case or event; nevertheless, anyhow; although, though; albeit; at all events, at any rate; be that as it may, just or all the same, for all that, even so, on the other hand, at the same time, at least, at [the] most; at that, however, that may be; after all, after all is said and done; duly; taking one thing with another; come hell or high water, come what may.
Quotation — No rose without a thorn (John Ray).
Antonyms, see loss.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. remuneration, recompense, payment, indemnity, satisfaction, requital, remittal, return for services, commission, gratuity, tip, reimbursement, allowance, deserts, remittance, salary, pay, stipend, wages, hire, earnings, settlement, honorarium, defrayal, coverage, consideration, counterclaim, damages, repayment, recoupment, fee, quittance, reckoning, equivalent price, indemnification, bonus, premium, amends, reparation, restitution, reciprocity, reward, advantage, profit, benefit, gain, meed, counterbalance, kickback*; see also pay 2 , payment 1 , return 3 , tip 2 .
Ant. loss*, deprivation, confiscation.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
remuneration, reimbursement, recompense, pay, repayment, restitution, refund, allowance, recoupment, stipend, *take, consideration, benefit, settlement, reward, wages, salary.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Payment for work done: earnings, emolument, fee, hire, pay, remuneration, salary, stipend, wage. See PAY. 2. Something given in exchange for goods or services rendered: consideration, payment, recompense, remuneration. See PAY. 3. Something to make up for loss or damage: amends, indemnification, indemnity, offset, quittance, recompense, redress, reimbursement, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requital, restitution, satisfaction, setoff. See SUBSTITUTE.

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