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Synonyms for compensate
ˈkɒm pənˌseɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, even off, right, castigate, make up, neutralize, patch up, recompense, countervail, remunerate, even out, fabricate, counteract, make, decline, be, reconcile, oppose, correct, invent, adjust, pay, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, level, represent, even, rectify, discipline, comprise, even up, conciliate, repair, square up, cook up, flush, cover, chastise, redress, constitute, sort out, set, objurgate, jog, pay off, slump, settle, indemnify

  2. compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify(verb)

    make amends for; pay compensation for

    "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

    Synonyms:
    even off, revivify, right, make up, animate, remediate, recompense, fix, furbish up, remunerate, even out, mend, vivify, amend, pay, renovate, bushel, correct, quicken, counterbalance, overcompensate, even up, resort, restore, rectify, touch on, recreate, remedy, repair, cover, reanimate, redress, revive, pay off, doctor, indemnify

  3. cover, compensate, overcompensate(verb)

    make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

    "he is compensating for being a bad father"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, right, plow, wrap up, enshroud, pay, make up, breed, recompense, encompass, overlay, continue, remunerate, even out, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, repair, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, correct, counterbalance, underwrite, overcompensate, even up, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, even off, comprehend, handle, over-correct, cover, cross, redress, get across, pay off, cover up, insure, indemnify

  4. right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)

    make reparations or amends for

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

    Synonyms:
    right, remunerate, chasten, pay, counterbalance, adjust, redress, even out, overcompensate, discipline, recompense, correct, even up, rectify, indemnify, sort out, set, cover, pay off, even off, chastise, repair, make up, decline, castigate, slump, objurgate

  5. pay, pay off, make up, compensate(verb)

    do or give something to somebody in return

    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

    Synonyms:
    even off, right, get, liquidate, make up, patch up, recompense, cover, fix, remunerate, even out, fabricate, pay back, make, be, redeem, ante up, reconcile, correct, invent, counterbalance, give, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, devote, pay up, represent, conciliate, comprise, even up, repair, yield, cook up, buy off, indemnify, redress, constitute, pay off, pay, settle, bear

  6. compensate, recompense, remunerate(verb)

    make payment to; compensate

    "My efforts were not remunerated"

    Synonyms:
    remunerate, pay, counterbalance, redress, even out, overcompensate, recompense, correct, even up, right, indemnify, cover, pay off, even off, repair, make up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compensate

    To repay or to retaliate, to punish or to reward, may be to make some return very inadequate to the benefit or injury received, or the right or wrong done; but to requite (according to its etymology) is to make so full and adequate a return as to quit oneself of all obligation of favor or hostility, of punishment or reward. Requite is often used in the more general sense of recompense or repay, but always with the suggestion, at least, of the original idea of full equivalent; when one speaks of requiting kindness with ingratitude, the expression gains force from the comparison of the actual with the proper and appropriate return. Compare PAY.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, pay, pay off, punish, quit, reciprocate, recompense, remunerate, repay, requite, retaliate, return, revenge, reward, satisfy, settle with

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, excuse, forget, forgive, neglect, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass over, slight

    Preposition:
    To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compensate

    Synonyms:
    atone, satisfy, remunerate, indemnity, reimburse, pay, requite, reward, recompense, make amends for

    Antonyms:
    defraud, deprive, cheat, dissatisfy, injure, damage

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compensate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, make up for

  2. compensate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    recompense, remunerate, reward

  3. compensate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    requite, indemnify, reimburse, make amends to

  4. compensate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    atone, make compensation, make amends

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "compensate":

    offset, indemnify, compensation, remunerate, set-off, reimburse, counterbalance, off-set

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How to use compensate in a sentence?

  1. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

  2. Alexander Grushko:

    This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia, we will take all necessary measures, precautions to compensate these attempts to use military force.

  3. Andreas Heeschen:

    This will more than compensate for the decline on the military side.

  4. Osmar Serraglio:

    We are talking about hundreds of small farmers who are producing food for the entire country who are afraid they may lose their land and receive no compensation because there is no law requiring the government to compensate them if their farms become Indian reservations.

  5. Ola Benderius:

    If you know, for example, that the driver will pull the steering wheel 80 degrees to the left, you can pull a little more on the right side to compensate. You can compensate for the driver because the driver doesn’t really know how the wheels are aligned, but the system can measure them.


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