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used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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make up for; or adjust for
  • The boots ... are much too big for him. But as a compensation the cap is too small,
    Chapter 7 (80% in)
compensation = something that makes up for something else

(editor's note: This is said ironically in the sense of saying one thing and meaning the opposite. The small cap does not really make up for the big boots. It adds to the soldier's misery.)
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