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compensate
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  • As a kind of compensation I am allowed to tell the truth, for it is a well-known fact that only stupid people tell ’the truth.
  • If she accepted this money it was not to be considered as indemnification for her misfortune as a young girl, which had not been in any degree her own fault, but merely as compensation for her ruined life.

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  • I’ll torment this man nearly into his grave, and then, oh! how I’ll compensate him for it all with my love!’

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as in: he compensates with extra effort Define
make up for; or adjust for
as in: she is generously compensated Define
to make payment to someone (often in amends for a loss or inconvenience they suffered)
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