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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To pay someone money because they have suffered injury, loss, or damage. To replace or balance the effect of something bad.

Usage examples (33)
  • Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
  • Maybe nature has a way to compensate aka 'vitamin stupid' from the hippocampus.
  • In addition, more people will find ways to compensate, which is currently taking the form of wood burning furnaces outside their homes.
  • Olckers had already left the council when the secret decision was made to "compensate" the officials. for more
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