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1. compensate

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpənˌseɪt'] adjust for.

Synonyms

  • make up
  • equilibrize
  • equilibrise
  • equilibrate
  • cover
  • even up
  • carry
  • overcompensate
  • even out
  • correct
  • even off
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • lose
  • precede
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • compensatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Compensate

  • condensate
  • fixate
  • methotrexate
  • trimetrexate
  • uncompensate

How do you pronounce compensate?

Pronounce compensate as ˈkɑmpənˌseɪt.

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Sentences with compensate


1. Verb, base form
Irons more offset are designed to compensate for players who tend to slice the golf ball.

Quotes about compensate


1. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

2. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
- Horace Walpole

3. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

2. compensate

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpənˌseɪt'] make amends for; pay compensation for.

Synonyms

  • recompense
  • give
  • indemnify
  • repair

Antonyms

  • war
  • disagree
  • unmask
  • uncover

Etymology

  • compensatus (Latin)

3. compensate

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpənˌseɪt'] do or give something to somebody in return.

Synonyms

  • pay off
  • pay
  • settle

Antonyms

  • undress
  • exclude
  • arise
  • show

Etymology

  • compensatus (Latin)

4. compensate

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpənˌseɪt'] make reparations or amends for.

Synonyms

  • aby
  • atone
  • alter
  • abye
  • modify
  • change
  • redress
  • over-correct
  • correct
  • expiate
  • overcompensate

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • refrain
  • lack
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • compensatus (Latin)

5. compensate

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpənˌseɪt'] make payment to; compensate.

Synonyms

  • pay
  • recompense
  • reimburse
  • remunerate

Antonyms

  • asymmetry
  • disproportion
  • inequality
  • disequilibrium

Etymology

  • compensatus (Latin)

6. compensate

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpənˌseɪt'] make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.

Synonyms

  • cover
  • underwrite
  • even up
  • overcompensate
  • even out
  • insure
  • correct
  • even off
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • compensatus (Latin)
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