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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Frederica was wretched in the idea of going, and I could not bear to have her at the mercy of her mother; not all the masters in London could compensate for the ruin of her comfort.
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.
Fujitsu have developed new transceiver architecture in which, on the transmitter side, a specially designed reference signal is transmitted, and this is used on the receiving end to effectively compensate for distortion.
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.
On Monday, RIM promised to give $100 of free apps to every BlackBerry smartphone user to compensate for four days of disruption last week, while some operators gave customers free BlackBerry access for a limited period.
New Canon Hybrid IS world's first Image Stabilizer to compensate for two types of camera shake
These units automatically compensate for shooting angle in any situation.
Simulation calculations suggest an asymmetrically alternating measuring sequence in order to compensate for systematic errors caused by thermal phase drifts.
ASSE 1016 recognizes three basic types of bath and shower valves (figure 3): those that compensate for pressure changes only, known as Type P; those that compensate for temperature changes and, to a lesser degree, pressure fluctuations (Type T); and those known as "combination valves," or Type T/P, a hybrid of both pressure-balancing and thermostatic performance regulatory mechanisms.