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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.
See also: compensate, for
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

compensate for something

to counterbalance or counteract something; to make up for something. Your present kindness will not compensate for your previous rudeness.
See also: compensate, for

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.
See also: compensate, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The reason for applying the temporary compensating tariff was the failure to fulfill certain articles of the tariff estimate for a total amount of 55 million tenge, due to the refusal by the Authorized body to adjust the tariff estimate for 2018.
'Town councils supposed not to sell land to prospective buyers before compensating the occupants,' said Mushelenga, adding that he knows of Ongwediva case of land sold to a buyer before the council could compensate the occupants.
According to the ministry, the article allows acquisition of lands for such purposes by imminent domain without compensating the owner.
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Law enforcement agencies that make effective use of asset forfeiture serve their communities by punishing the subject, compensating the victim, and minimizing societal costs.
The firm lacks a way of compensating vital technical partners who don't bring in business.
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These limitations have been overcome by the use of mm-wave oscillators and VCOs in a lumped-element circuit form in which a temperature compensating capacitor is located directly at the circuit elements (Gunn and/or varactor diode) to be compensated.[3] This approach has resulted in devices that are frequency stable with temperature, broadband, small in size and potentially low cost.
The wage premium for bearing extra risk is known as a compensating wage differential, because the premium is viewed as being paid to compensate for the additional riskiness.
Mr Lelegwe said the committee would visit again in two weeks' time to see if their concerns have been addressed.NO COMPENSATIONSenator Wambua wondered why the government had given a green light to the project pending compensation as Mr Mpaayie accused the National Land Commission (NLC) and KeNHA for taking away land for the project without compensating owners.
Last year, the government allocated Sh300 million for compensating the first group of families within Kwa Chocha south.