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compensate for (something)

1. To offset (or attempt to offset) something. His sudden honesty cannot compensate for all the lies he told me over the past year.
2. To reimburse someone for something. In this usage, the recipient is named between "compensate" and "for." If you take the job, we will compensate you for all of your relocation expenses.
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compensate for something

to counterbalance or counteract something; to make up for something. Your present kindness will not compensate for your previous rudeness.
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compensate someone for something

to pay someone [back] money for something. Don't worry. I will compensate you for your loss. Let us compensate you for your expenses.
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The Government also compensated 152 injured out of 1635 in KP.
In exchange for these benefits to owners and highly compensated key employees, Safe Harbor-plan designs require fully-vested minimum "employer" contributions for all non-highly compensated employees who make or are eligible to make elective deferrals.
The deputies sued, claiming that they should have been compensated under the terms of the FLSA for their time spent on-call.
With extended treatment, mild to moderate increases in serum creatinine were observed uncommonly in patients with chronic hepatitis B and compensated liver disease treated with Hepsera for a median of 49 weeks and a maximum of 109 weeks.
Van Dyke adds that Highly Compensated Employees who earn substantially more than the $85,000 limit might find that the salary deferral restrictions they face actually do not diminish their saving capabilities quite as much.
These tests are generally designed to ensure that the plan does not significantly discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.
These costs, after all, seem to qualify as the compensated personal absence as set forth in the main objective of this standard.
Watch the Gap provides tips for helping more highly compensated employees obtain the right amount of insurance and financial protection," says Cynthia Smith, vice president, Executive Benefits Sales, MetLife.
Anybody who is settling here with the hope of being compensated is daydreaming,' he said.
PESHAWAR -- The hairs of 221 dead out of 227 and 311 injured against 1506 wounded besides 4909 owners of damaged houses against total 93951 of the October 26 earthquake were compensated under the PM compensation package in KP.
As per the report, Omega Engineering launches a new exclusive M12CM series of M12 cables with compensated connectors for thermocouples feature a straight and right angled M12 field mountable connector sensor end, compensated thermocouple cable, sockets and pins, and two cable insulation options are accessible in IEC and ANSI color codes.
In the 1990s the UK and Australian governments decided to compensate the Prisoners of War who were held in the Far East and rightly so, but some three years ago, following a lengthy enquiry, the Australian government recognised the fact that their Prisoners of War in Europe also suffered and they to were compensated.
According to Larry Portal, co-head of the firm's Executive Compensation Consulting practice, "The REIT industry has recognized that one of the most important issues on shareholders' minds today is how executives at those companies in which they have a stake are compensated.
It's the only dynamically compensated IR edge detector on the market, says the supplier, AccuWeb Inc.
It's good if you get compensated by your employer, but there's just some people that can't do it.