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compensate

[ kom-puhn-seyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF compensate
  • verbmake restitution
  • verboffset, make up for

Synonyms for compensate

  • atone
  • pay
  • recoup
  • refund
  • reimburse
  • repay
  • reward
  • satisfy
  • take care of
  • commit
  • indemnify
  • recompense
  • remunerate
  • requite
  • come down with
  • guerdon
  • make good
  • pay up
  • plank out
  • pony up
  • shell out
  • tickle the palm
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Antonyms for compensate

  • lose
  • penalize
  • take
  • damage
  • deprive
  • fine
  • forfeit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPENSATE

A few details had to be adjusted to compensate for Kingozi's lack of eyes.

What can it give you to compensate for the misery of a union without love?

Nothing can compensate for the loss of hope in a man: it entirely changes the character.

Could they compensate for one hour of life and love as humanity lived it?

Thus did he compensate them with the view of preventing any race from becoming extinct.

The rent has been reduced, but not enough to compensate the drop in the prices of produce.

But when the three hounds arrived there was excitement enough to compensate for it.

How shall we ever make Ireland compensate you for quitting so lovely a country!

I don't know what fortune and what wealth could compensate for a temperament like yours.

It would inevitably, I fear, lead to bloodshed which could not compensate nor be compensated.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "to be equivalent;" 1650s, "to counterbalance, make up for," from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare "to weigh one thing (against another)," thus, "to counterbalance," from com- "with" (see com-) + pensare, frequentative of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant). Meaning "to recompense, remunerate" is from 1814. Related: Compensated; compensating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPENSATE

attune

verbadjust

expiate

verbmake amends for
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