compensate compensate  /ˈkɑm pən ˌseɪt/


  1. (v) adjust for
  2. (v) make amends for; pay compensation for
  3. (v) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  4. (v) make reparations or amends for
  5. (v) do or give something to somebody in return
  6. (v) make payment to; compensate

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  1. The Senate all but killed legislation to create a $140 billion fund to compensate victims of asbestos poisoning.
  2. It would also compensate the women for the considerable time, burden and inconvenience of harvesting their eggs, a process that can take 56 hours spread out over many weeks.
  3. There should also be a fund to compensate those who have been made sick, modeled on the Sept.


  1. Stockton Retiree Group Accepts $5 Million Settlement

    Stockton, California, the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, will pay retirees as much as $5.1 million to compensate them for having their health benefits cut when the city sought court protection last year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. These 6 'Awkward.' GIFs Were Sealed With A Kiss

    Jenna Hamilton is bound to break Matty McKibben's heart when he finds out she kissed Collin behind his back (watch the summer finale for a replay of her indiscretion) but this season of "Awkward" has so far offered up plenty of PDA to compensate. From their first day of junior year -- when Jakara greeted [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. World Food-Import Bill Seen Below 2011 Record at $1.094 Trillion

    The world’s food-import bill is expected to remain stable this year as cheaper sugar and cooking oils compensate for increased costs of dairy, fish and meat, according to the Food & Agriculture Organization.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. ...House press secretary Robert Gates issued a statement in response to Barton's remarks, saying that members of both parties should "repudiate" his comments: "Congressman Barton may think that a fund to compensate these Americans is a...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Politics Daily (blog)

  2. He called on BP to set aside "whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of this company's recklessness."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  3. "I think the key for us is, in those rare occasions when we do make a mistake, when there is an error, to apologize quickly, to compensate the victims quickly and then carry out the investigation," Gates told reporters later at Bagram airfield,...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

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