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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.

Compensate Quotations

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon

What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
Guy Kawasaki

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
Marquis de Sade

Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.
Dianne Feinstein

I really don't like to take the easy way out, if I can help it, on anything I do, I like to really make it a challenge. I don't know how to create by taking the easy routes. I've tried, you know, I've tried to let myself, but I always struggle to compensate.
Jack White
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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

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