English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'compensate'

(verb) 
Definition
to make amends to (someone), esp. for loss or injury
To ease financial difficulties, farmers could be compensated for their loss of subsidies.
Synonyms
recompense
If they succeed in court, they will be fully recompensed for their loss.
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repay
It will take 30 years to repay the loan.
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refund
She will refund you the purchase price.
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reimburse
I'll be happy to reimburse you for any expenses.
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indemnify
They don't have the money to indemnify everybody.
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make restitution
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remunerate (formal)
You will be remunerated for your trouble
, ,
make good
(verb) 
Definition
to serve as compensation for (injury or loss)
She compensated for her burst of anger by doing even more for the children.
Synonyms
make amends for
,
make up for
,
atone for
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pay for
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do penance for
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cancel out
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make reparation for
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make redress for
(verb) 
Definition
to cancel out the effects of (something)
The rewards more than compensated for the inconveniences involved in making the trip.
Synonyms
balance
Balance spicy dishes with mild ones.
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cancel (out)
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offset
The increase in pay costs was more than offset by higher productivity.
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make up for
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redress
to redress the economic imbalance
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counteract
pills to counteract high blood pressure
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neutralize
antibodies that neutralize the toxic effects of soluble antigens
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counterbalance
Add honey to counterbalance the acidity of the sauce.
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countervail

proverb

What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts

Additional synonyms

in the sense of counteract
Definition
to act against or neutralize
pills to counteract high blood pressure
Synonyms
in the sense of counterbalance
Definition
to act as a counterbalance to
Add honey to counterbalance the acidity of the sauce.
Synonyms
balance out,
compensate for,
make up for,
counterpoise,
countervail,
set off
in the sense of indemnify
Definition
to compensate for loss or damage
They don't have the money to indemnify everybody.

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