1. something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

Definition categories: possession, recompense

2. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

Definition categories: process, defence, defense

3. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

Similar word(s): recompense

Definition categories: act, correction, rectification