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Definition 1: make payment to; compensate - [verb of possession]

Samples where compensate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My efforts were not remunerated

Synonyms for compensate in the sense of this definition

(compensate is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of compensate ) reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss

Definition 2: make amends for; pay compensation for - [verb of possession]

Samples where compensate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
  • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

Synonyms for compensate in the sense of this definition

(compensate is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of compensate ) deliver in exchange or recompense

"I'll give you three books for four CDs"

Definition 3: do or give something to somebody in return - [verb of possession]

Samples where compensate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

Synonyms for compensate in the sense of this definition

(compensate is a kind of ...) dispose of; make a financial settlement

Samples where compensate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Synonyms for compensate in the sense of this definition

(compensate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of compensate ) make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

(... is a kind of compensate ) make amends for

"expiate one's sins"

Definition 5: adjust for - [verb of stative]

Samples where compensate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Synonyms for compensate in the sense of this definition

(compensate is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(... is a kind of compensate ) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

"I resent having to carry her all the time"

(... is a kind of compensate ) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

Definition 6: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities - [verb of stative]

Samples where compensate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is compensating for being a bad father

Synonyms for compensate in the sense of this definition

(compensate is a kind of ...) adjust for

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

(compensate has a similar meaning as ...) protect by insurance

"The insurance won't cover this"

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