compensate


com·pen·sate

verb \ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt, -ˌpen-\
com·pen·sat·edcom·pen·sat·ing

Definition of COMPENSATE

transitive verb
: to subject to or remedy by physiological compensation <compensated hypertensive patients>
intransitive verb
: to undergo or engage in psychic or physiological compensation <his aggression was an attempt to compensate for inherent passivity>

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