Synonyms for compensate

Synonyms for (verb) compensate

Synonyms: recompense, remunerate, compensate

Definition: make payment to; compensate

Usage: My efforts were not remunerated

Similar words: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please


Synonyms: indemnify, recompense, repair, compensate

Definition: make amends for; pay compensation for

Usage: One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich; She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

Similar words: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please


Synonyms: pay, pay off, make up, compensate

Definition: do or give something to somebody in return

Usage: Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

Similar words: settle

Definition: dispose of; make a financial settlement


Synonyms: compensate, redress, right, correct

Definition: make reparations or amends for

Usage: right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: make up, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate

Definition: adjust for

Usage: engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Similar words: balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

Definition: bring into balance or equilibrium

Usage: She has to balance work and her domestic duties; balance the two weights


Synonyms: compensate, cover, overcompensate

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

Usage: he is compensating for being a bad father

Similar words: make up, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate

Definition: adjust for

Usage: engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance