Compensate

  • 1 compensate — com‧pen‧sate [ˈkɒmpənseɪt ǁ ˈkɑːm ] verb [intransitive, transitive] 1. to pay someone money because they have suffered injury, loss, or damage: compensate somebody for something • He has promised to compensate farmers for the price cuts. 2. HUMAN …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 compensate — vb 1 Compensate, countervail, balance, offset, counterbalance, counterpoise are comparable when meaning to make up for or to undo the effects of. Compensate is by far the broadest of these terms both in mode of use and scope of application. It… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Compensate — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 compensate — com·pen·sate / käm pən ˌsāt, ˌpen / vt sat·ed, sat·ing: to make an appropriate and usu. counterbalancing payment to compensate the victims for their injuries adequately compensated for her work com·pen·sa·to·ry /kəm pen sə ˌtōr ē/ adj …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Compensate — Com pen*sate, v. i. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 compensate — [v1] make restitution atone, come down with*, commit, guerdon, indemnify, make good*, pay, pay up, plank out*, pony up*, recompense, recoup, refund, reimburse, remunerate, repay, requite, reward, satisfy, shell out*, take care of, tickle the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 compensate — ► VERB 1) give (someone) something to reduce or balance the bad effect of loss, suffering, or injury. 2) (compensate for) make up for (something undesirable) by exerting an opposite force or effect. DERIVATIVES compensator noun compensatory… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 compensate — [käm′pən sāt΄] vt. compensated, compensating [< L compensatus, pp. of compensare, to weigh one thing against another < com , with + pensare, freq. of pendere, to weigh: see PENDANT] 1. Now Rare to make up for; be a counterbalance to in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 compensate — 1640s, from L. compensatus, pp. of compensare to weigh one thing (against another), thus, to counterbalance, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + pensare, frequentative of pendere to weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 compensate — [[t]kɒ̱mpənseɪt[/t]] compensates, compensating, compensated 1) VERB To compensate someone for money or things that they have lost means to pay them money or give them something to replace that money or those things. [V n for n] The official… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 compensate — v. 1) (d; intr.) ( to make up for ) to compensate for (I cannot compensate for my inferiority complex) 2) (D; tr.) ( to reimburse ) to compensate for (to compensate smb. for damages) * * * [ kɒmpənseɪt] (d; intr.) ( to make up for ) to compensate …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 compensate — com|pen|sate [ˈkɔmpənseıt US ˈka:m ] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of compensare, from compendere; COMPENDIUM] 1.) [I] to replace or balance the effect of something bad ▪ Because my left eye is so weak, my right eye has… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 compensate — verb 1 remove/reduce the bad effect of sth ADVERB ▪ amply, fully ▪ more than ▪ The advantages of the plan more than compensate for the risks associated with it. ▪ partially, partly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 compensate */*/ — UK [ˈkɒmpənseɪt] / US [ˈkɑmpənˌseɪt] verb Word forms compensate : present tense I/you/we/they compensate he/she/it compensates present participle compensating past tense compensated past participle compensated 1) a) [intransitive] to change or… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 compensate — verb 1 (I) to replace or balance something good that has been lost or is lacking, by providing or doing something equally good: Because my left eye is so weak, my right eye has to work harder to compensate. (+ for): Her intelligence more than… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 compensate — / kɒmpənseɪt/ verb to give someone money to make up for a loss or injury ● In this case we will compensate a manager for loss of commission. ● The company will compensate the employee for the burns suffered in the accident. (NOTE: You compensate… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 17 compensate — compensatingly, adv. compensator, n. /kom peuhn sayt /, v., compensated, compensating. v.t. 1. to recompense for something: They gave him ten dollars to compensate him for his trouble. 2. to counterbalance; offset; be equivalent to: He… …

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  • 18 compensate — verb /ˈkɒmpənseɪt/ a) To pay someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration. It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it. b) To make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct or fill. He tries to… …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 compensate — com|pen|sate [ kampən,seıt ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive to change or remove the bad result of something: compensate for: This payment more than compensates for what we ve lost. a ) to behave in a way that is intended to reduce the effects of a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 compensate — verb 1) you must compensate for what you did Syn: make amends, make up, make reparation, recompense, atone, requite, pay; expiate, make good, rectify 2) we agreed to compensate him for his loss Syn: recompense …

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