Compensate

Definition of Compensate

Com´pen`sate
v. t.1.To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
[imp. & p. p. Compensated; p. pr. & vb. n. Compensating.]
2.To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
The length of the night and the dews thereof do compensate the heat of the day.
- Bacon.
The pleasures of life do not compensate the miseries.
- Prior.
v. i.1.To make amends; to supply an equivalent; - followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.

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