verb (used with object), com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing.
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People may engage in some pro-social behaviour that — perhaps unconsciously — allows them to compensate for their use of a MyPillow pillow.MyPillow boycott: How a product can spark an identity crisis|Elizabeth Chang|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
In 2017, it eliminated the requirement for exonerees to win a gubernatorial pardon in order to get compensated, so long as they received a writ of innocence from a state prosecutor.Maryland moves toward clear plan for paying people who were wrongly convicted|Ovetta Wiggins|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
The Terps outscored the Buckeyes 32-24 in the paint, which helped compensate for their poor shooting from deep.Maryland misses a chance to boost its NCAA tournament hopes with a loss to No. 4 Ohio State|Emily Giambalvo|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
“I attend to my duties adequately and I’m compensated the same as other chiefs,” he said.How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts|by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
The 22 percent hospitality charge feels right, not just because our server has taken very good care of us, but because the pandemic has revealed inequities in the way restaurant workers are compensated.
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?
To her credit, following the ensuing criticism Sandberg reversed policy and announced they would compensate interns.Sheryl Sandberg's Got a Bigger Problem Than Bossy-Gate|Keli Goff|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A great player can really sing on these with such a delightful effect as almost to compensate for the want of speech.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
In a dress, no outlay upon the material will compensate for a badly fitting garment.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The way in which a watch is made to automatically compensate for temperature changes is interesting.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
However luxurious the apartment of the Place Vendome might be, it could not compensate for the loss of these marvels.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Would the count surrender title to the damaged car to compensate for rail transportation?David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney