make up for

make up for
1 she tried to make up for what she'd said: ATONE FOR, make amends for, compensate for, make recompense for, make reparation for, make redress for, make restitution for, expiate.
2 job satisfaction can make up for low pay: OFFSET, counterbalance, counteract, compensate for; balance, neutralize, cancel out, even up, redeem.

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  • make allowances for — (someone/something) to consider particular facts relating to someone or something. We try to make allowances for our students different language backgrounds. When planning a trip, you have to make allowances for things that you can t know ahead… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make time for — make time (for) phrase to find time to do something or be with someone in spite of being busy He’s finding it difficult to make time for his children. Thesaurus: to find, or to have enough time for somethingsynonym Main entry: make …   Useful english dictionary

  • make time for — (something) to allow time for something in particular. On the flight back to Washington, the president made time for reporters questions. I try to make time to run at least four times a week …   New idioms dictionary

  • make way for — (something) to create space for something else. Some fine old buildings have been torn down to make way for an ugly new parking garage …   New idioms dictionary

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  • make allowance for — index discount (reduce), extenuate, palliate (excuse), provide (arrange for) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wil …   Law dictionary

  • make provision for — index bestow, cover (provide for), endue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • make tracks for — ► make tracks (for) informal leave (for a place). Main Entry: ↑track …   English terms dictionary

  • make interest for — (obsolete) To secure favour for • • • Main Entry: ↑interest …   Useful english dictionary