compensate

Definitions

General English

Accounting

  • verb to give someone money to make up for a loss or injury

Aviation

  • verb to make up for the loss of something
  • verb to give money to a person or organisation to make up for a physical or financial loss

Law

  • verb to pay for damage done

Medical

  • verb to give someone an amount of money or something else to pay for loss or damage
  • verb to make good the failure of an organ by making another organ, or the undamaged parts of the same organ, function at a higher level
  • verb to emphasise a particular ability or personality characteristic in order to make the lack of another one seem less bad
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