A portion of the proposed increase would thus be compensating for the continuing real decline in the minimum wage.
My sugar daddies were chivalrous and respectful, but when someone is compensating you for your time, a power dynamic emerges.
With Bernard Madoff in jail, the process of compensating his victims now begins.
1640s, "to be equivalent;" 1650s, "to counterbalance, make up for," from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare "to weigh one thing (against another)," thus, "to counterbalance," from com- "with" (see com-) + pensare, frequentative of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant). Meaning "to recompense, remunerate" is from 1814. Related: Compensated; compensating.