To do (something good) after (something bad) happens
To pay or reward someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration.
“It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it.”
To literally or (metaphorically) balanced; to equalize or make even.
“His loud voice cannot compensate for a lack of personality.”
“To compensate me for his tree landing on my shed, my neighbor paved my driveway.”
To adjust or adapt to a change, often a harm or deprivation.
“I don’t like driving that old car because it always steers a little to the left so I’m forever compensating for that when I drive it. Trust me, it gets annoying real fast.”
“To compensate for his broken leg, Gary uses crutches.”