American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To offset; counterbalance.
- v. To make satisfactory payment or reparation to; recompense or reimburse: Management compensated us for the time we worked.
- v. To stabilize the purchasing power of (a monetary unit) by changing the gold content in order to counterbalance price variations.
- v. To serve as or provide a substitute or counterbalance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give a substitute of equal value to; give an equivalent to; recompense: as, to compensate a laborer for his work or a merchant for his losses.
- To make up for; counterbalance; make amends for.
- In mech., to construct so as to effect compensation for the results of variations of temperature. See compensation, 4.
- Synonyms Recompense, Remunerate, etc. (see indemnify), reward.
- To supply or serve as an equivalent; make amends; atone: followed by for: as, what can compensate for the loss of honor?
- v. To pay or reward someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration.
- v. 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.
- v. To adjust or adapt to a change; often a negative, (harmful, or depriving) or undesired one.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably.
- v. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
- v. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for.
- v. make payment to; compensate.
- v. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
- v. do or give something to somebody in return
- v. adjust for
- v. make reparations or amends for
- v. make amends for; pay compensation for
- From Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare ("to weight together one thing against another, balance, make good, later also shorten, spare"), from com- ("together") + pensare ("to weight"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin compēnsāre, compēnsāt- : com-, com- + pēnsāre, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“However chief executive Colin Tweedy said: "It is important to stress that in no way will a growth in private-sector funding in the short or medium-term compensate for cuts of between 25 and 40 per cent.”
“However am very luck as do get a weekday off to compensate, which is rather lovely, and I usually spend at least part of the day with my Dad-this week we shall be working on the front garden!”
“Twisting the wheel slightly to the left makes the motorcycle dip to the right to compensate, which is how you turn on a bike, and how you really * should* be turning even in a parking lot.”
“Maybe nature has a way to compensate aka 'vitamin stupid' from the hippocampus.”
“The only way to compensate is to 'do an Arsenal' and play a mainly youth team in the domestic cup competitions and if this lessens the worth of these competitions, so what?”
“An easy way to compensate is to adjust the white point: you tell iMovie which color is supposed to be white, and it modifies the rest of the colors to compensate.”
“In addition, more people will find ways to compensate, which is currently taking the form of wood burning furnaces outside their homes.”
“The specific way for Buffalo to compensate is to let its healthy corners and safeties play aggressively; the 5-3 Bills can deal with being shorthanded by being meaner.”
“It means putting Ko Simpson at free safety while leaving Bryan Scott close to the line in the strong spot, and the way to compensate is to bombard a quarterback who's been pretty good as a fill-in passer but who has been better at getting tackled.”
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