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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.
Translations

compensating

adjausgleichend, Ausgleichs-; compensating errors plsich gegenseitig aufhebende Fehler
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Bleak and black hills lay on every side of them, compensating in some degree for the additional toil of the march by the sense of security they imparted.
I went in and saw the surgeon labor awhile, but could not enjoy; it was much less trying to see the wounds given and received than to see them mended; the stir and turmoil, and the music of the steel, were wanting here--one's nerves were wrung by this grisly spectacle, whilst the duel's compensating pleasurable thrill was lacking.
The eyes, which should have been dark, were incomprehensibly and discordantly light; they were of that nearly colorless gray which, though little attractive in itself, possesses the rare compensating merit of interpreting the finest gradations of thought, the gentlest changes of feeling, the deepest trouble of passion, with a subtle transparency of expression which no darker eyes can rival.
Life works upon a compensating balance, and the happiness we gain in one direction we lose in another.
Still, she had compensating attractions which no severity of criticism could dispute.
The periodic or compensating errors of the planets is another instance.
In which compensating adjustment of their noses, they were pretty much like Treasury, Bar, and Bishop, and all the rest of them.
However, Bella compensating for all drawbacks by responding to the advances of the Boffins in an engaging way, that easy pair were on the whole well satisfied, and proposed to the said Bella that as soon as they should be in a condition to receive her in a manner suitable to their desires, Mrs Boffin should return with notice of the fact.
He expressed the resolve for continuity in efforts for compensating and rehabilitating every flood affected family of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.