Student or Learner
Is the word compensate a common word?
Is there any synonym (for compensate) that is more common?
The 'recompense' meaning, when it refers to salary and benefits, is a fairly recent import to Br English. It was only when I started working for a US company that I realized that 'compensation' wasn't something that made up for something, but what I got for working. (I suppose I could have seen it as 'compensation' for missing day-time TV!)