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compensate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {Compendium}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  be  equivalent  in  value  or  effect  to  to  counterbalance; 
  to  make  up  for  to  make  amends  for 
 
  The  length  of  the  night  and  the  dews  thereof  do 
  compensate  the  heat  of  the  day  --Bacon. 
 
  The  pleasures  of  life  do  not  compensate  the 
  miseries.  --Prior. 
 
  Syn:  To  recompense;  remunerate;  indemnify;  reward;  requite; 
  counterbalance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compensate 
  v  1:  make  up  for  make  good  [syn:  {counterbalance},  {even  out},  {even 
  off},  {even  up}] 
  2:  make  amends  for  pay  compensation  for  [syn:  {recompense},  {indemnify}] 
  3:  make  reparations  or  amends  for  "right  a  wrong"  [syn:  {right}, 
  {redress},  {correct}]  [ant:  {wrong}] 
  4:  do  or  give  something  to  somebody  in  return;  "Does  she  pay 
  you  for  the  work  you  are  doing?"  [syn:  {pay},  {pay  off},  {make 
  up}] 
  5:  make  proper  payment  to  [syn:  {recompense},  {remunerate}] 




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