1. [ verb ] adjust or make up for
Synonyms: counterbalance even_up even_off correct even_out

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Related terms: balance carry cover counterbalance
2. [ verb ] (business) make amends for; pay compensation for
Synonyms: indemnify repair recompense

"One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich" "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

Related terms: pay give compensation damages amends reparation
3. [ verb ] make reparations or amends for
Synonyms: correct redress right

"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Related terms: wrong change expiate over-correct redress recompense right
4. [ verb ] do or give something to somebody in return
Synonyms: pay make_up pay_off

"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

Related terms: settle pay_back pay_back compensation payer payee
5. [ verb ] make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Synonyms: overcompensate cover

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

Related terms: cover
6. [ verb ] (business) make payment to; compensate
Synonyms: remunerate recompense

"My efforts were not remunerated"

Related terms: pay recoup wage compensation recompense recompense
Similar spelling:   compensated