Dictionary Results for compensate

1. compensate - verb

· adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Synonym(s): counterbalance, correct, make_up, even_out, even_off, even_up

Hypernym(s): balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

2. compensate - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): recompense, repair, indemnify

Hypernym(s): pay

3. compensate - verb

· make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

Synonym(s): cover, overcompensate

Hypernym(s): compensate, counterbalance, correct, make_up, even_out, even_off, even_up

4. compensate - verb

· make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Synonym(s): right, redress, correct

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

5. compensate - verb

· do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

Synonym(s): pay, pay_off, make_up

Hypernym(s): settle

6. compensate - verb

· make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"

Synonym(s): recompense, remunerate

Hypernym(s): pay

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