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    compensate

    Is the word compensate a common word?
    Is there any synonym (for compensate) that is more common?

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    Re: compensate

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    Is the word compensate a common word?
    Is there any synonym (for compensate) that is more common?
    Hi hitinvo
    I think it's a common word.
    To recompense/compensate sb for their loss.
    Compensate - make up for; recompense suitably; reward.
    I would like somehow to make up for the loss.

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    S.M.

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    Re: compensate

    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!)

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