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compensate

(Counterbalance), verb act against with equal force, allow for, atone, balance, be equivalent, correspond, counteract, counterpoise, countervail, counterweigh, equalize, equate, equilibrate, even, furnish an equivalent, level off, make equal, make level, make steady, make up for, neutralize, offset, oppose, produce equilibrium, restore to equilibrium, set off, square, stabilize, strike a balance

compensate

(Remunerate), verb allow for, defray, discharge a debt, give equal value, give satisfaction for damage, give satisfaction for injury, honor, indemnify, make payment, make restitution, pay damages, pay for, pay in full, pay the equivalent, pay the value, pay wages, redress, refund, reimburse, remit, remunerari, remuuerate for injury, repay, repay for a loss, return, reward, reeard for a loss, reward for an injury, salary, satisfy, settle accounts with
Associated concepts: compensation for expenses, compensaaion for goods sold and delivered, compensation for hospital bills, compensation for injuries, compensation for out-offocket expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, commensation for the negligent acts of another, compensation for wrongdoing, costs, fair and reasonable compensation, fees, reimbursement, wages, workmen's compensation
See also: bear the expense, contribute, defray, disburse, discharge, indemnify, outbalance, pay, quit, recoup, redeem, redress, refund, reimburse, remit, remunerate, repay, replace, return, satisfy
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And as for the experiments that others have already made, even although these parties should be willing of themselves to communicate them to him (which is what those who esteem them secrets will never do), the experiments are, for the most part, accompanied with so many circumstances and superfluous elements, as to make it exceedingly difficult to disentangle the truth from its adjuncts- besides, he will find almost all of them so ill described, or even so false (because those who made them have wished to see in them only such facts as they deemed conformable to their principles), that, if in the entire number there should be some of a nature suited to his purpose, still their value could not compensate for the time what would be necessary to make the selection.
The variety of more minute interests, which will necessarily fall under the superintendence of the local administrations, and which will form so many rivulets of influence, running through every part of the society, cannot be particularized, without involving a detail too tedious and uninteresting to compensate for the instruction it might afford.
No, my dear Vampa," replied the count; "besides, you compensate for your mistakes in so gentlemanly a way, that one almost feels obliged to you for having committed them.
So I shall never be a great man, as he was, but to compensate for that, I shall be a good man, Monsieur de Rochefort, and I hope to prove it to you.
It should have made him feel that England's triumph and increased dominion could not compensate to mankind nor atone to Heaven for the ashes of a single Acadian cottage.
To compensate all hands for past sufferings, and to give a cheerful spur to further operations, Captain Bonneville now gave the men what, in frontier phrase, is termed "a regular blow-out.
The interest and admiration excited in Miss Henly, would compensate me for almost any privation or hardship that man could undergo.
But, young man thou hast a name, and I shall see you again, in order to compensate thee for the wrong I have done thee?
I hoped, madame," said Fouquet, much agitated, "that my love for his majesty, my incessant desire to please him, would serve to compensate the want of etiquette.
Hunt hoped that he had guarded against any resentment on the part of the savages, by leaving various articles in their lodge, more than sufficient to compensate for the outrage he had been compelled to commit.
Frederica was wretched in the idea of going, and I could not bear to have her at the mercy of her mother; not all the masters in London could compensate for the ruin of her comfort.
Manson Mingott's and the Headly Chiverses'); and at a time when it was beginning to be thought "provincial" to put a "crash" over the drawing-room floor and move the furniture upstairs, the possession of a ball-room that was used for no other purpose, and left for three-hundred-and-sixty-four days of the year to shuttered darkness, with its gilt chairs stacked in a corner and its chandelier in a bag; this undoubted superiority was felt to compensate for whatever was regrettable in the Beaufort past.