US: /ˈkɑmpənˌseɪt/
UK: /kˈɒmpənsˌe‍ɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

compensate /'kɔmpenseit/
  • động từ
    • bù, đền bù, bồi thường
      • to compensate someone for something: đền bù (bồi thường) cho ai về cái gì
    • (kỹ thuật) bù

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 [V] ~ (for sth) to provide sth good to balance or reduce the bad effects of damage, loss, etc.
Synonym: MAKE UP FOR
Nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one.
2 [VN] ~ sb (for sth) to pay sb money because they have suffered some damage, loss, injury, etc: Her lawyers say she should be compensated both for her injuries and for the suffering she had been caused.
compensatory adjective: He received a compensatory payment of $20 000.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 recompense, make up (for), make restitution or reparation, offset, make good, indemnify, repay, reimburse, redress, requite; expiate, atone, make amends (for):
The company compensated us for the loss of the car. Arriving at school early today, Gerard, does not compensate for having been late yesterday.
2 balance, counterpoise, counterbalance, equalize, neutralize, even (up), square, offset:
Deduct six ounces to compensate for the weight of the container.
3 pay, remunerate, reward, repay, recompense:
Two pounds does not compensate me adequately for an hour's work.

Collocation dictionary

1 remove/reduce the bad effect of sth


amply, fully | more than
The advantages of the scheme more than compensate for the risks associated with it.
| partially, partly



2 pay money for a loss/injury


adequately, properly | fully, in full
People whose health has suffered will be compensated in full.
| financially
I expect to be compensated financially.


The company will compensate you for the losses you have suffered.

Concise English dictionary

+adjust for
+make amends for; pay compensation for
+make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
+make reparations or amends for
+do or give something to somebody in return
+make payment to; compensate