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- To pay or reward someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration.
- It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it.
- To make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct, satisfy; to reach an agreement such that the scales are literally or (metaphorically) balanced; to equalize or make even.
- He tries to use a loud voice to compensate for a lack of personality.
- To compensate me for his tree landing on my shed, my neighbor paved my driveway, which he could do since he owned his own business.
- To adjust or adapt to a change; often a negative, (harmful, or depriving) or undesired one.
- I don't like driving that old car because it always steers a little to the left so I'm forever compensating for that when I drive it. Trust me, it gets annoying real fast.
- To compensate for his broken leg, Gary uses crutches.
Derived terms 
Related terms 
1. To pay
3. To adjust to a change.
to pay someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration
to make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct or fill
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- compensate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- compensate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- second-person plural present indicative of compensare
- second-person plural imperative of compensare
- Feminine plural of compensato
- second-person plural present active imperative of compensō