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com·pen·sate

 (kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing, com·pen·sates
v.tr.
1. To offset; counterbalance.
2. To make satisfactory payment or reparation to; recompense or reimburse: Management compensated us for the time we worked.
3. To stabilize the purchasing power of (a monetary unit) by changing the gold content in order to counterbalance price variations.
v.intr.
To serve as or provide a substitute or counterbalance.

[Latin compēnsāre, compēnsāt- : com-, com- + pēnsāre, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

com′pen·sa′tive (kŏm′pən-sā′tĭv, kəm-pĕn′sə-tĭv) adj.
com′pen·sa′tor n.
com·pen′sa·to′ry (kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.

compensate

(ˈkɒmpɛnˌseɪt)
vb
1. to make amends to (someone), esp for loss or injury
2. (tr) to serve as compensation or damages for (injury, loss, etc)
3. (General Engineering) to offset or counterbalance the effects of (a force, weight, movement, etc) so as to nullify the effects of an undesirable influence and produce equilibrium
4. (intr) to attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable
[C17: from Latin compēnsāre, from pensāre, from pendere to weigh]
compensatory, compensative adj
ˈcompenˌsator n

com•pen•sate

(ˈkɒm pənˌseɪt)

v. -sat•ed, -sat•ing. v.t.
1. to recompense for something; pay: Let me compensate you for your trouble.
2. to counterbalance; offset; make up for: He compensated his homeliness with personal charm.
3. to counterbalance (a mechanical force), as by adjusting a mechanism to offset variations or produce equilibrium.
v.i.
4. to provide or be an equivalent; make up; make amends (usu. fol. by for): Apologies will not compensate for this damage.
5. to develop or employ mechanisms of psychological compensation.
[1640–50; < Latin compēnsātus, past participle of compēnsāre to counterbalance, offset = com- com- + pēnsāre to weigh out, frequentative of pendere to weigh]
com′pen•sa`tor, n.
com•pen•sa•to•ry (kəmˈpɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) com•pen•sa•tive (ˈkɒm pənˌseɪ tɪv, kəmˈpɛn sə-) adj.

compensate


Past participle: compensated
Gerund: compensating

Imperative
compensate
compensate
Present
I compensate
you compensate
he/she/it compensates
we compensate
you compensate
they compensate
Preterite
I compensated
you compensated
he/she/it compensated
we compensated
you compensated
they compensated
Present Continuous
I am compensating
you are compensating
he/she/it is compensating
we are compensating
you are compensating
they are compensating
Present Perfect
I have compensated
you have compensated
he/she/it has compensated
we have compensated
you have compensated
they have compensated
Past Continuous
I was compensating
you were compensating
he/she/it was compensating
we were compensating
you were compensating
they were compensating
Past Perfect
I had compensated
you had compensated
he/she/it had compensated
we had compensated
you had compensated
they had compensated
Future
I will compensate
you will compensate
he/she/it will compensate
we will compensate
you will compensate
they will compensate
Future Perfect
I will have compensated
you will have compensated
he/she/it will have compensated
we will have compensated
you will have compensated
they will have compensated
Future Continuous
I will be compensating
you will be compensating
he/she/it will be compensating
we will be compensating
you will be compensating
they will be compensating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been compensating
you have been compensating
he/she/it has been compensating
we have been compensating
you have been compensating
they have been compensating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been compensating
you will have been compensating
he/she/it will have been compensating
we will have been compensating
you will have been compensating
they will have been compensating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been compensating
you had been compensating
he/she/it had been compensating
we had been compensating
you had been compensating
they had been compensating
Conditional
I would compensate
you would compensate
he/she/it would compensate
we would compensate
you would compensate
they would compensate
Past Conditional
I would have compensated
you would have compensated
he/she/it would have compensated
we would have compensated
you would have compensated
they would have compensated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.compensate - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
carry - compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
overcompensate, compensate, cover - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
2.compensate - make amends for; pay compensation for; "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"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
give - deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
3.compensate - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
underwrite, insure, cover - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate, correct, make up - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
4.compensate - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
alter, change, modify - 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"
over-correct, overcompensate - make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
aby, abye, atone, expiate - make amends for; "expiate one's sins"
counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate, correct, make up - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
5.compensate - do or give something to somebody in returncompensate - do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement
6.compensate - make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
recoup, reimburse - reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"

compensate

verb
1. recompense, repay, refund, reimburse, indemnify, make restitution, requite, remunerate, satisfy, make good To ease financial difficulties, farmers could be compensated for their loss of subsidies.
2. make amends, make up for, atone, make it up to someone, pay for, do penance, cancel out, make reparation, make redress She compensated for her burst of anger by doing even more for the children.
3. balance, cancel (out), offset, make up for, redress, counteract, neutralize, counterbalance The rewards more than compensated for the inconveniences involved in making the trip.
Proverbs
"What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts"

compensate

verb
1. To act as an equalizing weight or force to:
3. To give compensation to:
4. To give payment to in return for goods or services rendered:
5. To give a satisfactory return to:
Translations
يُعادِل، يُحْدِثُ تَوازُنايُعَوِّضُيُعوّض
odškodnitnahradit
kompensereopvejegodtgøre
hyvittääkompensoidakorvata
nadoknaditinadomjestitikompenzirati
kárpótolkompenzál
bæta uppbæta, greiîa bætur
補償する
보상하다
atitaisytiatlygintikompensacijakompensaciniskompensuoti
atlīdzinātkompensēt
odškodovati
kompensera
ชดเชย
denklemekkaybını karşılamaktelafi etmektelâfi etmekzararını ödemek
đền bù

compensate

[ˈkɒmpənseɪt]
A. VT
1.compensar; (for loss, damage) → indemnizar, resarcir
to compensate sb for sthcompensar a algn por algo; (for loss, damage) → indemnizar a algn por algo, resarcir a algn de algo
2. (= reward) → recompensar
B. VI to compensate for sthcompensar algo

compensate

[ˈkɒmpənseɪt]
vt
[+ person] (financially)indemniser, dédommager
to compensate sb for sth → indemniser qn de qch, dédommager qn de qch
(= offset) → compenser
vicompenser
to compensate for sth → compenser qch

compensate

vt (= recompense)entschädigen; (Mech) → ausgleichen
vi (Psych) → kompensieren

compensate

[ˈkɒmpənˌseɪt]
1. vt to compensate sb (for sth)compensare qn (per qc); (financially) → indennizzare or risarcire qn (per qc)
2. vi to compensate forcompensare

compensate

(ˈkompənseit) verb
1. to give money to (someone) or to do something else to make up for loss or wrong they have experienced. This payment will compensate (her) for the loss of her job.
2. to undo the effect of a disadvantage etc. The love the child received from his grandmother compensated for the cruelty of his parents.
compensatory (kəmˈpensətəri) adjective
ˌcompenˈsation noun
payment etc given for loss or injury. He received a large sum of money as compensation when he was injured at work.

compensate

يُعَوِّضُ odškodnit kompensere entschädigen αποζημιώνω compensar hyvittää compenser nadoknaditi compensare 補償する 보상하다 compenseren kompansere wynagrodzić compensar компенсировать kompensera ชดเชย telafi etmek đền bù 赔偿

compensate

vt. compensar, recompensar.

compensate

vi compensar
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