v. make amends for; reimburse
v. serve as or provide a substitute or counterbalance
He said improved trade would compensate for the jobs lost to competition from India's world beating out-sourcing and computer software industries.
When the Langbords gave the coins to the Philadelphia Mint for authentification, the government seized them without compensating the family.
Sentence in Classic:
The boys dressed themselves, hid their accoutrements, and went off grieving that there were no outlaws any more, and wondering what modern civilization could claim to have done to compensate for their loss.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
She understood clearly enough that, even if she could ever learn to compete with hands formed from childhood for their special work, the small pay she received would not be a sufficient addition to her income to compensate her for such drudgery.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for whatever loss of comforts I should sustain by the exchange.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
I might have rebelled against these exasperating solos had it not been that he usually terminated them by playing in quick succession a whole series of my favourite airs as a slight compensation for the trial upon my patience.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Surely your medical experience would tell you, Watson, that weakness in one limb is often compensated for by exceptional strength in the others.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context