Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compensate

6 senses of compensate

Sense 1
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

Sense 2
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")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 3
cover, compensate, overcompensate -- (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father")
       => compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")

Sense 4
right, compensate, redress, correct -- (make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")
          Phrasal Verb-> compensate#1

Sense 5
pay, pay off, make up, compensate -- (do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?")
       => settle -- (dispose of; make a financial settlement)

Sense 6
compensate, recompense, remunerate -- (make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

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