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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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adjausgleichend, Ausgleichs-; compensating errors plsich gegenseitig aufhebende Fehler
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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.
Ten years ago Lavalle, "that imperturbable dreamer of the heavens," as Lazareff hailed him, gathered together the fruits of a lifetime's labour, and gave it, with well-justified contempt, to a world bound hand and foot to Barald's Theory of Vertices and "compensating electric nodes." "They shall see," he wrote--in that immortal postscript to The Heart of the Cyclone--"the Laws whose existence they derided written in fire beneath them."
He added that the current gas projects will add about 1.15bn scf/day during the current fiscal year to the current 6.8bn scf/day, while compensating for a natural decline rate of about 10% annually.
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Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga has called on the local authorities in the country to refrain from selling land to prospective buyers before compensating the occupants.
They accused the government of trying to arm-twist them to allow commencement of the project before compensating compensate them.
We urge the government, through the concerned ministry, to consider compensating us," said Mr Kidege.
Court notes that prima facie delay in compensating owners of acquired land violates fundamental rights under Constitution
People hope that the state will take the responsibility [for compensating damages caused by natural disasters or tragedies] and compensate for the damage.
A compensating behavior is something that you do to make up for, and prolong, finding a solution for a much larger problem.
Ramallah/PNN/ Israel Hayom newspaper has called on Egypt and other Arab countries to follow Europe's lead by apologising and compensating Jews for crimes committed against them.
A finance ministry sourcesaid that the ministry is currently looking into how to rehabilitate provident funds affected by the bail-in with an unspecified amount, adding that compensating bondholders was not on the agenda.