compensate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: adjust, make up for

He also agreed that this victory has really compensated his loss in the first round here.
Growth-indexed bonds can't compensate for unsustainable macro policies.
Cabin crew service and food was good, but didn't compensate for the minimal seating space.
All the free sandwiches you can handle could never compensate for the lonely life of a sandwich maker.
There is an iconoclastic streak in you that is always trying to compensate and overcome your fears.
Money compensated for what he lacked in personality and what he lacked physically.

VerbNet: judgement-33
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: remunerate, make payments

In general, if they're exempt, you don't have to compensate them for it.
Do I have to compensate them for this time?
The money compensated me, in accordance with New Zealand law.
As an alternative to paying workers in cash, employers compensated them in materials.

VerbNet: judgement-33,equip-13.4.2-1-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: compensate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5, 6