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English verb: compensate

1. compensate (stative) adjust for


SamplesEngineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance.


Synonymscorrect, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize


Narrower (hyponym)carry, compensate, cover, overcompensate

2. compensate (possession) make amends for; pay compensation for


SamplesOne 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.


Synonymsindemnify, recompense, repair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)give

3. compensate (stative) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities


SamplesHe is compensating for being a bad father.


Synonymscover, overcompensate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up


Verb groupcover, insure, underwrite

4. compensate (social) make reparations or amends for


SamplesRight a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust.


Synonymscorrect, redress, right


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)aby, abye, atone, expiate, over-correct, overcompensate


Antonymswrong

5. compensate (possession) do or give something to somebody in return


SamplesDoes she pay you for the work you are doing?.


Synonymsmake up, pay, pay off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)settle

6. compensate (possession) make payment to; compensate


SamplesMy efforts were not remunerated.


Synonymsrecompense, remunerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)recoup, reimburse









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