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compensate meaning and definition

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Definition of compensate (verb)

  1. adjust for
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: indemnify, recompense, repair
  3. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  4. make reparations or amends for
  5. do or give something to somebody in return
  6. make payment to; compensate
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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