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English definition of “compensate”

compensate

verb
 
 
/ˈkɒmpənseɪt/
MONEY [T] to pay someone money because you are responsible for injuring them or damaging something: Victims of the crash will be compensated for their injuries.Paying and spending moneyReplacing and exchanging
MAKE BETTER [I, T] to reduce the bad effect of something, or make something bad become something good: Nothing will ever compensate for his lost childhood.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
(Definition of compensate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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