compensate for

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w>compensate for

vi +prep obj (in money, material goods etc) → ersetzen; (= make up for, offset)wieder wettmachen or ausgleichen; (Psych) → kompensieren; he was awarded £900 to compensate for the damageer erhielt £ 900 Schadenersatz or -ausgleich
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The variety of more minute interests, which will necessarily fall under the superintendence of the local administrations, and which will form so many rivulets of influence, running through every part of the society, cannot be particularized, without involving a detail too tedious and uninteresting to compensate for the instruction it might afford.
The boys dressed themselves, hid their accoutre- ments, and went off grieving that there were no out- laws any more, and wondering what modern civiliza- tion could claim to have done to compensate for their loss.
So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for what- ever loss of comforts I should sustain by the ex- change.
And as for the experiments that others have already made, even although these parties should be willing of themselves to communicate them to him (which is what those who esteem them secrets will never do), the experiments are, for the most part, accompanied with so many circumstances and superfluous elements, as to make it exceedingly difficult to disentangle the truth from its adjuncts- besides, he will find almost all of them so ill described, or even so false (because those who made them have wished to see in them only such facts as they deemed conformable to their principles), that, if in the entire number there should be some of a nature suited to his purpose, still their value could not compensate for the time what would be necessary to make the selection.
In addition, the ministry is working on the development of 11 gas projects in different concession areas until 2023, with an estimated investment of $18bn to compensate for the rates of natural decline and increase production by about 2bn scf/day, according to the results of research and exploration.
In no country of the world does the state compensate for damage caused by a natural disaster, because the insurance system handles this, Ziyad Samadzade, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry and Entrepreneurship, said at a meeting of the committee on April 5,Trendreports.
DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked the Indian cricket board to submit US$23m before December 31 to compensate for the tax deductions incurred in hosting the World T20 in 2016.
Most of the residents built structures on the land and NLC will not compensate for that.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday asked the Delhi government to compensate for their loss over the Delhi Master Plan for 2021.
Affected aging men maintain normal testosterone levels by increasing their LH in order to compensate for testicular defects.
Following a meeting headed by Beirut Mayor Bilal Hamad, the municipality agreed to compensate for damage to some homes and shops on the streets adjacent to where the explosion took place.