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  1. [verb] adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
    Synonyms: counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up

  2. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: recompense, repair, indemnify

  3. [verb] make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
    Synonyms: cover, over

  4. [verb] make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
    Synonyms: right, redress, correct

  5. [verb] do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
    Synonyms: pay, pay off, make up

  6. [verb] make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
    Synonyms: recompense, remunerate


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