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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My sugar daddies were chivalrous and respectful, but when someone is compensating you for your time, a power dynamic emerges.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy|Helen Croydon|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A portion of the proposed increase would thus be compensating for the continuing real decline in the minimum wage.
Switching up sexual orientation is a cunning way of compensating for flagging sales and aging characters.Green Lantern Going Gay to Help Boost Stagnant Comic Book Business|Alex Klein|June 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There are compensating advantages, like access to an extraordinary fleet of armor-plated vehicles.
With Bernard Madoff in jail, the process of compensating his victims now begins.
The generosity of the State in compensating those who have been wrongfully convicted and punished has grown into a proverb.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
Will there be compensating reductions in the prices of other things to leave the price-level unchanged?The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Her imagination had found some compensating stimulation and satisfaction in the luscious scenes amid which it had wandered.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
Usually there are palliating circumstances and compensating advantages that are to be taken into account.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
The old system of compensating the officers by "dead pays" disappeared in the reign of Elizabeth.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688|David Hannay