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Meaning of COMPENSATE

Pronunciation:  'kâmpun`seyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
  2. [v]  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. [v]  do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  4. [v]  make reparations or amends for; "right a wrong"
  5. [v]  make up for, make good
  6. [v]  make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
 

COMPENSATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, indemnify, make up, pay off, recompense, redress, remunerate, repair, right
 
 Antonyms: wrong
 
 See Also: aby, abye, alter, atone, balance, carry, change, compensate, compensate, counterbalance, cover, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize, even off, even out, even up, expiate, fix, get, give, overcompensate, overcompensate, over-correct, pay, pay back, recoup, reimburse, settle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Com"pen*sate\ (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Compensated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compensating}.] [L.
    compensatus, p. p. of compensare, prop., to weigh several
    things with one another, to balance with one another, verb
    intens. fr. compendere. See {Compendium}.]
    1. To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to
       give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to
       compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his
       losses.
    
    2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance;
       to make up for; to make amends for.
    
             The length of the night and the dews thereof do
             compensate the heat of the day.       --Bacon.
    
             The pleasures of life do not compensate the
             miseries.                             --Prior.
    
    Syn: To recompense; remunerate; indemnify; reward; requite;
         counterbalance.
    
    
  2. \Com"pen*sate\, v. i.
    To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for;
    as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.
    
    
 
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