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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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Fujitsu have developed new transceiver architecture in which, on the transmitter side, a specially designed reference signal is transmitted, and this is used on the receiving end to effectively compensate for distortion.
Canon's newly developed Hybrid IS technology optimally compensates for angular camera shake (rotational) and shift camera shake (linear).
These units automatically compensate for shooting angle in any situation.
Signals and clocks will double in speed to 160-MHz; the higher speed will lead to a much higher roll-off in the cables and backplanes (the receiver is the best place to compensate for the roll-off).
Later, as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly known as the Star Wars program, the military studied adaptive optics as a way to compensate for atmospheric distortions when focusing a ground-based laser weapon on an incoming missile.
Such contracts typically compensate the service provider for management or other services on a periodic basis for a fixed fee amount and also compensate the service provider for the services of employees who perform under the contract.
Tropos developed the AMCE software, which runs on Tropos MetroMesh routers, to compensate for the wide variations in Wi-Fi devices that use metro-scale mesh networks.
Such remedies for myopia don't exist yet, Wallman notes, because scientists don't know how the eye compensates for blurring.
It operates in a slave configuration, enables to eliminate unrequested data sending, does not require recalibration, compensates temperature and non-linearity effects, and is equipped with MEMSCAP high-performance SP82 pressure sensor.