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 for Compensating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compensate \Com"pen*sate\ (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Compensated; p. pr. & vb. n. Compensating.] [L.
     compensatus, p. p. of compensare, prop., to weigh several
     things with one another, to balance with one another, verb
     intens. fr. compendere. See Compendium.]
     1. To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to
        give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to
        compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his
        losses.
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     2. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance;
        to make up for; to make amends for.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The length of the night and the dews thereof do
              compensate the heat of the day.       --Bacon.
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              The pleasures of life do not compensate the
              miseries.                             --Prior.
  
     Syn: To recompense; remunerate; indemnify; reward; requite;
          counterbalance.
          [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "compensating":
     adversative, adverse, adversive, amendatory, antagonistic, anti,
     antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes, balancing,
     clashing, compensative, compensatory, conflicting, confronting,
     contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious,
     contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, counteracting,
     counteractive, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing,
     dead against, discordant, discrepant, expiatory,
     eyeball to eyeball, hostile, inconsistent, indemnificatory,
     inimical, inverse, lucrative, moneymaking, obverse, offsetting,
     opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant,
     paying, penitential, perverse, profitable, recompensive,
     rectifying, remunerative, reparative, repaying, repugnant,
     retaliatory, retributive, retributory, reverse, rewardful,
     rewarding, satisfying, squared off
  
  

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