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verb compensate pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒmpənseɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycompensate
he/she/itcompensates
present participlecompensating
past tensecompensated
past participlecompensated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to change or remove the bad result of something
    compensate for: This payment more than compensates for what we’ve lost.
    1. a.
      to behave in a way that is intended to reduce the effects of a personal fault
      Lack of confidence is often compensated for by an aggressive manner.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to pay someone money because they have suffered an injury or loss
    compensate someone for something: They were unlikely to be compensated for the damage to the house.

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