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    Question compensation + verb

    Can you say: "Yesterday the insurance company effected compensation."

    Does the word 'effect' go with compensation.
    Thank you for any suggestions!

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    Default Re: compensation + verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadster View Post
    Can you say: "Yesterday the insurance company effected compensation."

    Does the word 'effect' go with compensation.
    Thank you for any suggestions!
    If you mean that they paid compensation, why not simply use 'paid'? Then everyone understands what is meant.

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    Default Re: compensation + verb

    No. The insurance company has not been working on/bringing about a settlement of your claim with itself!

    But - if I were acting as a mediator in a dispute between you and the insurance company, then I may be able to effect a settlement that is acceptable to both parties.

    'effect' as a verb: to cause to happen, to actively work towards bringing about.

    "Florence Nightingale effected many changes in nursing practice."

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