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Synonyms for compensate
ˈkɒm pənˌseɪtcom·pen·sate

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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. Justice Department:

    The settlement agreement also requires McDonald's to compensate lawful permanent resident employees of McDonald's-owned restaurants who lost work or lost their jobs due to these documentary practices.

  2. Andreas Heeschen:

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

  3. Dean Dalla Valle:

    This is not about a dollar amount, this about a program to remediate, to restore and where we can't restore to compensate and also to leave some positive legacies behind, besides straight remediation, we are talking about actions like sewage, landfill, reforestation, water treatment.

  4. Roger Ma:

    I think it's pretty universal in terms of the nanny discussion, that if you're still getting paid, that you compensate them.

  5. George Campos:

    We acknowledge the economic benefits that it brings, but it would not compensate (for) the loss of the parent from the children and the stability of the relationship within the family.


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