verb (used with object), com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing.
- compensated acidosis,
- compensated alkalosis,
- compensated grade,
- compensated semiconductor,
- compensating balance
Origin of compensate
Examples from the Web for compensate
So filmmakers usually resort to a plot device to compensate for this absence.
This may turn out to be wrong; Republican victories in Iowa and/or Colorado could compensate for a loss here.A Loss by Pat Roberts in Kansas? Actually, Not So Bizarre|Jeff Greenfield|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The money would have gone to compensate the victims, pay for future health screenings, and in some cases relocate households.
But is the performer taking her art form too seriously, trying to compensate for something else that may be lacking?
This would enable the company to diversify and compensate for losses in Europe by reaching East Asian markets.New Concerns that Russia is Positioning Itself to Influence Israel's Natural Gas Policy|Allison Good|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I have to understand that those whom I cannot compensate by money, I have to compensate by courtesy.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
Every one felt that he wanted to compensate his daughter by force of money for what he called her "loss of profit."The Village Rector|Honore de Balzac
For these vices, the ardor of heroism united with love of country could not compensate.
The differences are only tolerable because of the bond of agreement which is strong enough to compensate them.The Criminal & the Community|James Devon
His mere pleasure could not compensate for the injury which such a proceeding must do him in public opinion.Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II.|Catherine II, Empress of Russia
Word Origin for compensate
1640s, "to be equivalent;" 1650s, "to counterbalance, make up for," from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare "to weigh one thing (against another)," thus, "to counterbalance," from com- "with" (see com-) + pensare, frequentative of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant). Meaning "to recompense, remunerate" is from 1814. Related: Compensated; compensating.