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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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Parameters of the reactive elements of the compensator for G = 1 S and [omega] = 100[pi] rad/s are, respectively, [C.sub.AB] = 1.18 mF; [L.sub.BC] = 14.02 mH; [L.sub.CA] = 4.81 mH.
Besides looking awesome, this serves to reduce the weight of the moving parts, which can help increase reliable functioning when using a compensator.
Note that R(z) results in the integrable one-form, yielding the compensator given by the equation
After scaling, the sim operator follows, calling the visual model of the power supply system with a compensator to be executed.
Suppressor Adapters If you are planning to use a muzzle-brake or compensator, having one that allows for the attachment of a sound suppressor is a good idea.
Thus, one can see that [Q.sub.r] gives the power of optimum balanced capacitive compensator. On the other hand, pf is still smaller than unity for OBC since [], [], [D.sub.up] and [D.sub.uq] can not be compensated via the balanced capacitive compensator.
The angular frequencies [[omega].sub.p] and [[omega].sub.z] where the pole and zero of the phase-lag compensator are located are equal to 19599.7 rad/s and 12588.9 rad/s, respectively.
The transfer function of the plant Gvi (s) along with the transfer function of C1 (s) of the voltage compensator and the overall voltage loop transfer function Tv (s) are shown in Fig.
The lowest cost option was to buy a low-priced match barrel and then install a low priced bushing type compensator.
The Static VAr Compensator system, which will utilise the new Alstom patented SVC configuration (with blocking reactor) to improve technical performance, will provide fast voltage support at substations, stabilising power supply and strengthening the transmission grid; power will be fed to major areas across Jeddah and Makkah.
This work concentrates on a typical series-resonance contactless power supply circuit with a parallel resonance compensator. Proposed compensator is connected in parallel to system's resonant capacitor.