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English definition of “compensate”

compensate

verb [T] (PAY MONEY)    /ˈkɒm.pən.seɪt/ US  /ˈkɑːm-/
C1 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.Paying and spending money
(Definition of compensate verb (PAY MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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