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