Definitions

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  • v. To compensate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To compensate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To recompense; compensate; counterbalance.

Etymologies

French compenser. See compensate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Q Mrs. Rivlin, your -- the health cuts just set up the -- an improved way like that -- assume, I guess that there are utterly no savings to be made in direct compense of doctors and hospitals and health providers, but that all these cuts are coming right out of the hide and the flesh of the low income and poor.

    Press Briefing By Alice Rivlin And Laura Tyson

  • Chastellux admits its desirability, but observes that there is pretty much the same amount of happiness (le bonheur se compense assez) in the different classes of society.

    The Idea of Progress An inguiry into its origin and growth

  • But the Lord looks not as man: His grace is most free, whereby it often pleaseth Him to compense what is wanting in nature: whence upon Scotland (a dark obscure island, inferior to many) the Lord did arise, and discovered the tops of the mountains with such a clear light, that in God's gracious dispensation, it is inferior to none.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • And if you think it can give you a sufficient reward to compense all your pains in satisfying it, go on, but, I believe, you can reckon no good office that ever it did you, and your expectation is less.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • He may lose so much of the sweetness of the peace and joy of God as all the pleasures of sin cannot compense.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Therefore the soul, as it were, anticipates and forestalls the morrow, and borrows so much present joy and boasting upon the head of it, which when it comes itself, perhaps it will not fill the hand of the reaper, let be (278) pay for that debt of gloriation that was taken on upon its name, or compense the expectation which was in it, see

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • And, truly, this unto man is impossible, for we have nothing so precious as the redemption of our souls, — nothing can compense infinite wrongs, or satisfy infinite justice.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • They thought the many good services they did to God might compense all their wrongs, Mic. vi.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • However as I saw it the money was a goodwill gesture from the movers to re-compense us for stress, hurt feelings etc.

    Army Rumour Service

  • I have no problems with players receiving fair compense for the earning that they generate as the product on the field.

    Bluebird Banter

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