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Definition of Compensate

Compensate

  1. To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
  2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
  3. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.
More "Compensate" Quotations

Compensate Translations

compensate in Afrikaans is beloon
compensate in Dutch is vergoeden, compenseren, goedmaken
compensate in French is compensent, compenser, affleurer, compensons
compensate in German is erstatten, kompensieren, kompensieren
compensate in Italian is livellare, indennizzante
compensate in Norwegian is kompensere, erstatte
compensate in Portuguese is compense
compensate in Spanish is abalanzar, indemnizar, compensar