Com·pen·sate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compensated; p. pr. & vb. n. Compensating.]
1. To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
The length of the night and the dews thereof do compensate the heat of the day. --Bacon.
The pleasures of life do not compensate the miseries. --Prior.
Syn: -- To recompense; remunerate; indemnify; reward; requite; counterbalance.