1. [ noun ] (business) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
Related terms: recompense damages reimbursement counterbalance workmen's_compensation reparation overcompensation blood_money emolument reparation right compensate
2. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
Related terms: defense overcompensation psychiatry
3. [ noun ] the act of compensating for loss or injury
Synonyms: recompense
Related terms: correction indemnification reparation compensate compensate compensate
Similar spelling:   compensative