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v. com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing, com·pen·sates
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.
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.
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Adj.1.compensated - receiving or eligible for compensation; "salaried workers"; "a stipendiary magistrate"
paid - marked by the reception of pay; "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check"
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For, viewed in this light, the wonderful comparative smallness of his brain proper is more than compensated by the wonderful comparative magnitude of his spinal cord.
The loss of a few sides in a highly-developed Polygon is not easily noticed, and is sometimes compensated by a successful operation in the Neo-Therapeutic Gymnasium, as I have described above; and the Circles are too much disposed to acquiesce in infecundity as a Law of the superior development.
For as to those who, through curiosity or a desire of learning, of their own accord, perhaps, offer him their services, besides that in general their promises exceed their performance, and that they sketch out fine designs of which not one is ever realized, they will, without doubt, expect to be compensated for their trouble by the explication of some difficulties, or, at least, by compliments and useless speeches, in which he cannot spend any portion of his time without loss to himself.
Randall would be compensated; in the other, her interests would not be affected either for good or ill, save as all land in the immediate neighborhood might rise a little in value.
Companies must "test" their employer-sponsored benefit plans to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly to all levels of employees--whether or not they are highly compensated. The qualification rules require employers to formalize their benefit programs so as to operate uniformly and objectively.
Senator Kimani Wamatangi said traders and residents whose houses, businesses, churches and other facilities need to be compensated for them to resume their day-to-day activities.
Led by Chairman Kimani Wamatangi, the senators took issue with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) for commencing construction of the 31km by-pass before fully paying and resettling all the affected residents."It is unfortunate to learn that KeNHA okayed implementation of this project which is currently four per cent complete yet we have so many land owners who are yet to be compensated," he said.
Of them, the PaRRSA compensated 10,092 cases while remaining 696 could not be compensated due to lack of interest of authorities concerned.
PESHAWAR -- The hairs of 221 dead out of 227 and 311 injured against 1506 wounded besides 4909 owners of damaged houses against total 93951 of the October 26 earthquake were compensated under the PM compensation package in KP.
PESHAWAR -- Under the Prime Minister relief package, compensation to earthquake victims has been expedited in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, where heirs of 195 dead, 152 injured and 479 owners of destroyed houses were compensated till Tuesday evening.
The General Manager of the power distributor informed that the costs for grid connection of renewable capacity amounted to around BGN 760 M, of which around BGN 300 M were compensated by the state, while the remaining part was to be compensated by the end-suppliers, i.e.