compensate for (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to a Cricbuzz , the global cricket governing body, which is headed by former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar, expects the Indian board to compensate them for the tax deductions when India hosted the tournament two years ago and did not get a waiver from the central or state ministry.
The BCCI was headed by former president N Srinivasan then and at no point, say those in the know, did the Chennai-based administrator tell the ICC that BCCI would compensate them for tax deductions should they not receive a waiver from the government.
They are also unwilling to recognise the crimes they committed against the Jews," the paper said, adding that time has come for Egypt and the Arab countries to apologise for their crimes against Jews and compensate them for the properties confiscated by the state.
Summary: BEIRUT: Lebanese apple exporters called on the Lebanese state Monday to compensate them for losses incurred during the Egyptian revolt that has all but shut down that country's economy over the last two weeks.