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compensate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈkämpənˌsāt/,
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compensated, past participle; compensated, past tense; compensates, 3rd person singular present; compensating, present participle;
  1. Recompense (someone) for loss, suffering, or injury, typically by the award of a sum of money
    • - payments were made to farmers to compensate them for cuts in subsidies
  2. Pay (someone) for work performed
    • - he will be richly compensated for his efforts
  3. Make up for (something unwelcome or unpleasant) by exerting an opposite force or effect
    • - officials have boosted levies to compensate for huge deficits
  4. Act to neutralize or correct (a deficiency or abnormality in a physical property or effect)
    • - the output voltage rises, compensating for the original fall
  5. Attempt to conceal or offset (a disability or frustration) by development in another direction
    • - they identified with radical movements to compensate for their inability to relate to individual human beings
  6. Provide (a pendulum) with extra or less weight to neutralize the effects of temperature, etc


  1. adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  2. make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
  3. cover: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
  4. right: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  5. pay: do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  6. make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
  7. (Compensation (engineering)) In engineering, compensation is planning for side effects or other unintended issues in a design. The design of an invention can itself also be to compensate for some other existing issue or exception.
  8. (Compensation (essay)) Compensation is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It appeared in his book Essays, first published 1841. In 1844, Essays: Second Series was published, and subsequent republishings of Essays were renamed Essays: First Series.
  9. (Compensation (nationalization)) Nationalization, also spelled nationalisation, is the process of taking an industry or assets into the public ownership of a national government or state. ...
  10. (Compensation (psychology)) In psychology, compensation is a strategy whereby one covers up, consciously or unconsciously, weaknesses, frustrations, desires, feelings of inadequacy or incompetence in one life area through the gratification or (drive towards) excellence in another area. ...
  11. (Compensation(chess)) In chess, compensation refers to various (typically positional) advantages a player has in exchange for a (typically material) disadvantage. The term normally refers to medium to long-term advantages as opposed to short-term advantages. ...
  12. To pay someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration; To make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct or fill
  13. (compensation) The act or principle of compensating; That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense; The extinction of debts of which two ...
  14. (compensated) The idea that the federal government would offer emancipation compensation or money to states that voluntarily abolished slavery. Lincoln tried to introduce it in the border states on several occasions, but it was rejected.
  15. (Compensating) A book-keeping error caused by making an error on the debit side of an account and an identical error on the credit side of another (or the same) account.
  16. (Compensation) remuneration for work done on behalf of another.
  17. (Compensation) All cash and non-cash remuneration given to an employee for services performed for the employer.
  18. (Compensation (or buy back)) An agreement by the original exporter to accept as full or partial repayment products derived from the original exported products. ...
  19. (Compensation) Monetary award transferred from defendant to plaintiff to make up for some wrong, damage or injury caused by the defendant’s actions or inaction.
  20. (Compensation) Payment or medical care provided to subjects injured in research; does not refer to payment (remuneration) for participation in research.
  21. (Compensation) occurs when someone takes up one behavior because one cannot accomplish another behavior. For example, the second born child may clown around to get attention since the older child is already an accomplished scholar.
  22. (Compensation) Embroidery Digitizing technique used to counteract the distortion caused by the interaction of the needle, thread, backing and machine tensions. It is also a programmable feature in some software packages.
  23. (Compensation) A program to help pay for medical or funeral expenses, mental health therapy, or lost wages for victims of violent crime. A Police report must be made. You must apply for these funds.
  24. (Compensation) A natural process of reestablishing a certain balance in the psyche.
  25. (Compensation) An addition of specific materials or devices to counteract a known error.