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Definitions of compensate

  1. To make a fit return for; to recompense; make amends for. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To reward suitably for service rendered: to make amends for loss sustained: to recompense: to counterbalance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To give value for; reward suitably; make amends. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To make payment to or for; requite; repay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To make amends for; counter balance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To make amends. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make up for, make good Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To give equal value for; to recompense; to make up or make amends for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To give equal value to; to recompense; to make amends for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Compensator. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Compensatory. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for compensate

  1. But doubts perplexing hover'd o'er my mind, Whether to chuse the aid of horse or wind; That suits the best with bards of place and state, This must be needy Rhymers compensate Since Jove his ancient bounty has deny'd, And grants no modern Pegasus to ride. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  2. To compensate for numbers, intelligence and faith were represented in the meeting. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
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