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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

      adj : receiving or eligible for compensation; "salaried workers";
            "a stipendiary magistrate" [syn: remunerated, salaried,