Recompensate vs. Compensate

By Jaxson

  • Recompensate (verb)

    To recompense.

  • Compensate (verb)

    To do (something good) after (something bad) happens

  • Compensate (verb)

    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.”

  • Compensate (verb)

    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.”

  • Compensate (verb)

    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.”


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