Definition of compensation
- Age has its compensations.
- Moving to the coast had some drawbacks, but there were also compensations.
- receiving compensation from his employer
The court awarded the victims millions of dollars in compensation.
She offered to pay for lunch as compensation for keeping me waiting.
Moving to the coast had some drawbacks, but there were also compensations.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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