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compensate

 
Verb compensate has 6 senses
  1. compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up - adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
    --1 is one way to balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
    Derived form: noun compensation3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify - 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"
    --2 is one way to pay
    Derived forms: noun compensation1, noun compensation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  3. cover, compensate, overcompensate - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
    --3 is one way to compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up
    Derived form: noun compensation2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. right, compensate, redress, correct - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun compensation1, noun compensation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. pay, pay off, make up, compensate - do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
    --5 is one way to settle
    Derived forms: noun compensation1, noun compensation3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  6. compensate, recompense, remunerate - make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
    --6 is one way to pay
    Derived forms: noun compensation1, noun compensation3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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