present tense third-person singular of compensate
as in reimburses
to provide (someone) with a just payment for loss or injury you'll have to compensate the neighbors for cutting down their tree

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as in pays
to give (someone) the sum of money owed for goods or services received compensate them well for their efforts

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“Compensates.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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