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Synonyms for compensate
ˈkɒm pənˌseɪtcom·pen·sate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.2 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. compensate

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upverb

    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, indemnifyverb

    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, overcompensateverb

    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, correctverb

    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, compensateverb

    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, remunerateverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. compensateverb

    Synonyms:
    counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, make up for

  2. compensateverb

    Synonyms:
    recompense, remunerate, reward

  3. compensateverb

    Synonyms:
    requite, indemnify, reimburse, make amends to

  4. compensateverb

    Synonyms:
    atone, make compensation, make amends

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How to use compensate in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Herman and James Roy:

    We applaud Transocean for adding to the settlement funds established in the Halliburton settlement to help compensate people and businesses for their losses.

  2. François Legault:

    Once people have accumulated some C$100,000 in expenses, we won't compensate them any more. And if it goes beyond that, it will be to offer them to move.

  3. Ola Benderius:

    Now we can know what the driver will do before they have done it. You can look 0.4 seconds into the future. That is very good because we can compensate for that, for instance, in an anti-skid system, 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.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    The most gifted members of the human species are at their creative best when they cannot have their way, and must compensate for what they miss by realizing and cultivating their capacities and talents.

  5. Patrick Reilly:

    The Petito family lost their daughter, and they were also denied the opportunity to confront her killer, no amount of money is sufficient to compensate the Petito family for the loss of their daughter, Gabby, at the hands of Brain Laundrie.


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