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Definition of: compensate

(kompən·sāt) v. ·sat·ed, ·sat·ing v.t.
1. To make suitable amends to or for; requite; remunerate.
2. To counterbalance or make up for; offset.
3. To stabilize the purchasing power of (a monetary unit) by varying gold content to counteract price fluctuations.
4. Mech. To provide with a counterbalancing or neutralizing device, as for a variation.

5. To make returns or amends; serve as an equivalent or substitute. See synonyms under PAY, REQUITE. [<L compensatus, pp. of compensare <com- together + pensare, freq. of pendere weigh]
(kəm·pensə·tiv), com·pen·sa·to·ry (kəm·pen·sə·tôr′ē, -tō′rē) adjective

Most often used phrases:

compensate victims
partially compensate
fully compensate
also compensate
compensate investors
financially compensate
compensate workers
compensate farmers
automatically compensate
helped compensate
compensate people
properly compensate
can t compensate
up to compensate
adequately compensate

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"compensate" has the frequency of use of 0.0007% on city-data.com forum

"compensate" has the frequency of use of 0.0004% on en.wikipedia.org.

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