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compensate   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkɑmpәnˏset 〕


〔 ˊkɒmpenseit 〕

Overview of verb compensate

The verb compensate has 6 senses

  • compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")

  • compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify -- (make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident")

  • cover, compensate, overcompensate -- (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father")

  • right, compensate, redress, correct -- (make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust")

  • pay, pay off, make up, compensate -- (do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?")

  • compensate, recompense, remunerate -- (make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated")