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Pronunciation: /kɔ̃pɑ̃se/

Translation of compenser in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 [général] (Psychologie, Médecine)
    (personne, groupe, pays)
    to compensate for (manque, défaut, handicap)
    to make up for (dommages)
    to offset (inflation, dépenses, pertes)
    je ne fume plus alors je compense en mangeant plus
    I've stopped smoking so I compensate by eating more
    nous souhaitons compenser les pertes par la vente de machines
    we want to offset our losses by selling machinery
    pour compenser, les banques ont baissé le taux de 3%

also: se compenser verbe pronominal

  • les gains et les pertes se compensent
    the profits offset the losses
    ses défauts et ses qualités se compensent
    his/her good qualities make up for his/her faults

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