make up for

make up for

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

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 — make allowance for 1) you must make allowances for delays Syn: take into consideration, take into account, bear in mind, have regard to, provide for, plan for, make plans for, get ready for, allow for, make provision for, make preparations for,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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

  • make allowances for — see under ↑allow • • • Main Entry: ↑make …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • make tracks (for) — informal leave (for a place). → track …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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