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COMPENSATE, v.t.

1. To give equal value to; to recompense; to give an equivalent for services, or an amount lost or bestowed; to return or bestow that which makes good a loss, or is estimated a sufficient remuneration; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.

2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make amends for.

The length of the night and the dews do compensate the heat of the day.

The pleasures of sin never compensate the sinner for the miseries he suffers, even in this life.

COMPENSATE, v.i. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; followed by for.

Nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.

This word is generally accented on the second syllable, most unfortunately, as any ear will determine by the feebleness of the last syllables n the participles, compensated, compensating.

Each seeming want compensated of course.

With the primary accent on the first syllable and the secondary accent on the third, this defect and the difficulty of uttering distinctly the last syllables are remedied.



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COMPENSATE, v.t.

1. To give equal value to; to recompense; to give an equivalent for services, or an amount lost or bestowed; to return or bestow that which makes good a loss, or is estimated a sufficient remuneration; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.

2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make amends for.

The length of the night and the dews do compensate the heat of the day.

The pleasures of sin never compensate the sinner for the miseries he suffers, even in this life.

COMPENSATE, v.i. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; followed by for.

Nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.

This word is generally accented on the second syllable, most unfortunately, as any ear will determine by the feebleness of the last syllables n the participles, compensated, compensating.

Each seeming want compensated of course.

With the primary accent on the first syllable and the secondary accent on the third, this defect and the difficulty of uttering distinctly the last syllables are remedied.

COM'PEN-SATE, v.i.

To make amends; to supply an equivalent; followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation. This word is generally accented on the second syllable, most unfortunately, as any ear will determine by the feebleness of the last syllables in the participles, compens'ated, compens'ating. Each seeming want compensated of course. – Pope. With the primary accent on the first syllable, and the secondary accent on the third, this defect, and the difficulty of uttering distinctly the last syllables are remedied.


COM'PEN-SATE, v.t. [L. compenso; con and penso, to prize or value, from pendo, to weigh, to value. See Pendent.]

  1. To give equal value to; to recompense; to give an equivalent for services, or an amount lost or bestowed; to return or bestow that which makes good a loss, or is estimated a sufficient remuneration; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
  2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make amends for. The length of the night and the dews do compensate the heat of the day. – Bacon. The pleasures of sin never compensate the sinner for the miseries he suffers, even in this life. – Anon.

Com"pen*sate
  1. To make equal return to] to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
  2. To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.
  3. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.

    The length of the night and the dews thereof do compensate the heat of the day.
    Bacon.

    The pleasures of life do not compensate the miseries.
    Prior.

    Syn. -- To recompense; remunerate; indemnify; reward; requite; counterbalance.

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Compensate

COMPENSATE, verb transitive

1. To give equal value to; to recompense; to give an equivalent for services, or an amount lost or bestowed; to return or bestow that which makes good a loss, or is estimated a sufficient remuneration; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.

2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make amends for.

The length of the night and the dews do compensate the heat of the day.

The pleasures of sin never compensate the sinner for the miseries he suffers, even in this life.

COMPENSATE, verb intransitive To make amends; to supply an equivalent; followed by for.

Nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.

This word is generally accented on the second syllable, most unfortunately, as any ear will determine by the feebleness of the last syllables n the participles, compensated, compensating.

Each seeming want compensated of course.

With the primary accent on the first syllable and the secondary accent on the third, this defect and the difficulty of uttering distinctly the last syllables are remedied.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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