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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pen·sate /ˈkɑmpənˌset, ˌpɛn-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·pen·sate /ˈkɑmpənˌset, ˌpɛn-/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pen·sate, v. i. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the
           effects or air resistance" [syn: counterbalance, correct,
            even out, even off, even up]
      2: 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" [syn: recompense, repair, indemnify]
      3: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by
         exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being
         a bad father" [syn: cover, overcompensate]
      4: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the
         victims of the Holocaust" [syn: right, redress, correct]
         [ant: wrong]
      5: do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay
         you for the work you are doing?" [syn: pay, pay off, make
      6: make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not
         remunerated" [syn: recompense, remunerate]