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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 invitation for survey participation ended after em bodying the whole framework of compensative strategies with real case data (the rule of theoretical saturation).
Living organisms and cells, which are affected by different environmental factors, including GMF, apparently developed compensative mechanisms of adaptation to this factor.
Alternative compensative sanctions, such as Dia (blood money paid to the relatives of the victim on condition they not ask for a vendetta), are normal substitutes not only in Islamic society but also in customary laws among tribes.
Other exchange-based argumentative tactics include moral cases intended to move contrite providers to alleviate their guilt and reconcile their self-esteem by performing disproportionally compensative acts (Krebs 1982).
The physiological low concentrations of testosterone in women may introduce compensative growth hormone/IGF-I axis stimulation in response to an increase in physical work in order to enhance muscle protein synthesis: 'after strenuous exercise, women (but not men) had increased circulating IGF-I concentrations [38].
California and Hawaii are two states where work-related stress is considered a compensative illness under state workers' compensation laws.
AP value enables to evaluate the state of compensative and adaptive mechanism, which is the basis for cardiac stroke volume;
Tuttavia, qualora il traduttore non fosse in grado di riproporre la stessa audacia stilistica dell'originale, non a causa di sue mancanze, ma per evidenti difformita tra lingue e culture, allora egli sapra mettere in gioco soluzioni compensative tali da salvaguardare l'effetto umoristico e la scorrevolezza del source text.
In fact, Vallerand (2007b) proposes that there may be at least three types of interactions: facilitative, conflicting, and compensative.
So the increase of CK activity in model mice liver and spleen may be a compensative response of organs.