verb (used with object), com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing.
Origin of compensate
Synonyms for compensate
Examples from the Web for compensator
Historical Examples of compensator
By collecting the over-flow of gas in the compensator, this disadvantage is obviated.Up in the Clouds
The compensator is, as may be seen, nothing more than a double Mariotte flask.
The compensator is very simple and not at all likely to get out of order.
To maintain the external form of the envelope a smaller balloon, or compensator, was placed inside the larger one.The Mastery of the Air
William J. Claxton
The sensation swiftly lifted as the compensator took up the load.Empire
Clifford Donald Simak
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.