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uk   /ˈkɒm.pən.seɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːm-/

compensate verb (PAY MONEY)

C1 [T] to pay someone money in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem: Victims of the crash will be compensated for their injuries.

compensate verb (EXCHANGE)

C2 [I] to provide something good or useful in place of something or to make someone feel better about something that has failed or been lost or missed: Nothing will ever compensate for his lost childhood. His enthusiasm more than compensates for his lack of experience. I took her swimming to compensate for having missed out on the cinema. We were late and I was driving fast to compensate.
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