compensate (compensates, present participle compensating; past and past participle compensated)
- To do (something good) after (something bad) happens
- To pay or reward someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration.
- It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it.
- (ambitransitive) 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.
- His loud voice cannot compensate for a lack of personality.
- To compensate me for his tree landing on my shed, my neighbor paved my driveway.
- 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
- The length of the night and the dews thereof do compensate the heat of the day.
- The pleasures of life do not compensate the miseries.
- To adjust or adapt to a change, often a harm or deprivation.
- 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.
- To compensate for his broken leg, Gary uses crutches.
- (to do something good) See Thesaurus:compensate
- (to pay) guerdon, reimburse; see also Thesaurus:reimburse
- (to adjust to a change) acclimatize, acclimate, accommodate, accustom, adapt; see also Thesaurus:accustom
- (to make up for) See Thesaurus:atone or Thesaurus:offset
- restitute and restitution
- Russian: компенси́ровать
- Russian: скомпенси́ровать