Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to help me to find a proper interpretation of the phrasal verb in bold in the following sentence?
“I’m pleased to inform you that we will have a guest speaker next Tuesday who will be able to make up for my ignorance on this topic.
make up = compensate, provide for a deficiency
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.