HyperDic: compensate

English > 6 senses of the word compensate:
VERBstativecompensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upadjust for
possessioncompensate, recompense, repair, indemnifymake amends for
stativecompensate, cover, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
socialcompensate, right, redress, correctmake reparations or amends for
possessioncompensate, pay, pay off, make updo or give something to somebody in return
possessioncompensate, recompense, remuneratemake payment to
compensate > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mpahnsey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > compensate: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningAdjust for.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscounterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up
Narrowercarrycompensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
cover, compensate, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Broaderbalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
See alsocompensatemake reparations or amends for
Spanishcompensar, contrapesar, corregir
Catalancontrapesar
Nounscompensationthe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
English > compensate: 6 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningmake amends for; pay compensation for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
Synonymsrecompense, repair, indemnify
Narrowergivedeliver in exchange or recompense
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishcompensar, indemnisar, indemnizar, pagar, recompensar, reparar
Catalancompensar, indemnitzar
Nounscompensationthe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
compensationsomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
English > compensate: 6 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningmake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscover, overcompensate
Broadercompensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upAdjust for
Similar tocover, insure, underwriteprotect by insurance
Nounscompensation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
English > compensate: 6 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningmake reparations or amends for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsright, redress, correct
Narrowerexpiate, aby, abye, atonemake amends for
over-correct, overcompensatemake excessive corrections for fear of making an error
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
See alsocompensateadjust for
Oppositewrongtreat unjustly
Spanishcompensar, corregir, desagraviar, enmendar
Catalancompensar, corregir, redreçar
Nounscompensationthe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
compensationsomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
English > compensate: 6 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningDo or give something to somebody in return.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymspay, pay off, make up
Broadersettledispose of
Spanishcompensar, indemnizar, recompensar
Catalancompensar, indemnitzar
Nounscompensationthe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
compensationsomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
English > compensate: 6 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningmake payment to; compensate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrecompense, remunerate
Narrowerrecoup, reimbursereimburse or compensate (someone) , as for a loss
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishcompensar, recompensar, remunerar
Catalancompensar, recompensar, remunerar
Nounscompensationthe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
compensationsomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

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