Synonym for make up for something
make up for something
▶ make up for something, phrasal verb
1 compensate for • The compensation is intended to make up for stress caused.compensate forredress • Victims are turning to litigation to redress wrongs done to them.make amends foratone forbalance out • Outgoings and revenues balanced out.offsetexpiate (formal) • repentant sinners seeking to expiate their wrongdoingrequitemake reparation formake recompense for
2 offsetDictionary • His skill makes up for his lack of speed offset • The increase in pay costs was more than offset by higher productivity.balance outcompensate forredeem • Work is the way people seek to redeem their sins.cancel out • He wonders if the different influences might not cancel each other out.neutralize • antibodies that neutralize the toxic effects of soluble antigenscounterbalance • Add honey to counterbalance the acidity of the sauce.counterweigh▷ See make
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counterbalanceTo counterbalance something means to balance or correct it with something that has an equal but opposite effect.
• Add honey to counterbalance the acidity of the sauce.
make up for,
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expiate (formal)If you expiate guilty feelings or bad behaviour, you do something to indicate that you are sorry for what you have done.
• repentant sinners seeking to expiate their wrongdoing
neutralizeTo neutralize something means to prevent it from having any effect or from working properly.
• antibodies that neutralize the toxic effects of soluble antigens
Thesaurus for make up for something from the Collins English Thesaurus