Synonyms for compensateˈkɒm pənˌseɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

    Synonyms:
    chasten, even off, right, castigate, make up, compensate, neutralize, patch up, recompense, countervail, remunerate, even out, fabricate, counteract, make, decline, be, reconcile, oppose, correct, invent, adjust, pay, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, level, represent, even, rectify, discipline, comprise, even up, conciliate, repair, square up, cook up, flush, cover, chastise, redress, constitute, sort out, set, objurgate, jog, pay off, slump, settle, indemnify

  2. compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify(verb)

    make amends for; pay compensation for

    Synonyms:
    even off, revivify, right, make up, compensate, animate, remediate, recompense, fix, furbish up, remunerate, even out, mend, vivify, amend, pay, renovate, bushel, correct, quicken, counterbalance, overcompensate, even up, resort, restore, rectify, touch on, recreate, remedy, repair, cover, reanimate, redress, revive, pay off, doctor, indemnify

  3. cover, compensate, overcompensate(verb)

    make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, right, plow, wrap up, enshroud, pay, make up, compensate, breed, recompense, encompass, overlay, continue, remunerate, even out, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, repair, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, correct, counterbalance, underwrite, overcompensate, even up, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, even off, comprehend, handle, over-correct, cover, cross, redress, get across, pay off, cover up, insure, indemnify

  4. right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)

    make reparations or amends for

    Synonyms:
    right, remunerate, chasten, pay, counterbalance, adjust, redress, even out, overcompensate, discipline, recompense, correct, even up, rectify, indemnify, sort out, set, cover, compensate, pay off, even off, chastise, repair, make up, decline, castigate, slump, objurgate

  5. pay, pay off, make up, compensate(verb)

    do or give something to somebody in return

    Synonyms:
    even off, right, get, liquidate, make up, compensate, patch up, recompense, cover, fix, remunerate, even out, fabricate, pay back, make, be, redeem, ante up, reconcile, correct, invent, counterbalance, give, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, devote, pay up, represent, conciliate, comprise, even up, repair, yield, cook up, buy off, indemnify, redress, constitute, pay off, pay, settle, bear

  6. compensate, recompense, remunerate(verb)

    make payment to; compensate

    Synonyms:
    remunerate, pay, counterbalance, redress, even out, overcompensate, recompense, correct, even up, right, indemnify, cover, compensate, pay off, even off, repair, make up

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. compensate

    To repay or to retaliate, to punish or to reward, may be to make some return very inadequate to the benefit or injury received, or the right or wrong done; but to requite (according to its etymology) is to make so full and adequate a return as to quit oneself of all obligation of favor or hostility, of punishment or reward. Requite is often used in the more general sense of recompense or repay, but always with the suggestion, at least, of the original idea of full equivalent; when one speaks of requiting kindness with ingratitude, the expression gains force from the comparison of the actual with the proper and appropriate return. Compare PAY.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, pay, pay off, punish, quit, reciprocate, recompense, remunerate, repay, requite, retaliate, return, revenge, reward, satisfy, settle with

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, excuse, forget, forgive, neglect, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass over, slight

    Preposition:
    To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.

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