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  Definition of compensate
  1. make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
  2. make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
  3. do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  4. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  5. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  6. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
Similar Words: recompense, remunerate, repair, indemnify, pay, pay off, make up, right, redress, correct, counterbalance, even out, even off, even up, cover, overcompensate

 

See Also: pay back, pay off, get, fix, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up

 

Hyponyms: recoup, reimburse, give, over-correct, overcompensate, expiate, aby, abye, atone, carry, cover

 

Grouped Verbs: cover, insure, underwrite

 

Derivational Morphology: wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary, payer, remunerator, recompense, compensation, damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress, reparation, payee, remedy, remediation, right, counterbalance, offset, counterweight, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser, overcompensation

 

 
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