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compensate meaning

EN[ˈkɒmpənseɪt] [ˈkɒmpɛnseɪt]
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    Definition of compensate in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGcompensatesPRcompensatingPT, PPcompensatedPREcom-SUF-té
    1. To pay or reward someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration.
      1. It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it.
    2. VT VI To make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct, satisfy; to reach an agreement such that the scales are literally or (metaphorically) balanced; to equalize or make even.
      1. His loud voice cannot compensate for a lack of personality.
      2. To compensate me for his tree landing on my shed, my neighbor paved my driveway.
    3. To adjust or adapt to a change, often a harm or deprivation.
      1. I don't like driving that old car because it always steers a little to the left so I'm forever compensating for that when I drive it. Trust me, it gets annoying real fast.
      2. To compensate for his broken leg, Gary uses crutches.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it.
      • I don't like driving that old car because it always steers a little to the left so I'm forever compensating for that when I drive it. Trust me, it gets annoying real fast.
      • The application of MER together with intraoperative macrostimulation allows assurance of the accurate electrode placement and compensates for intraoperative brain shift or imaging inadequacy[6 ].
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Verbs
      • Intransitive verbs
        • Transitive verbs
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      1. en compensates
      2. en compensated
      3. en compensatest
      4. en compensateth
      5. fr compensateur
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      Grammatically, this word "compensate" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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