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com-pēnsō (conp-) āvī, ātus, āre,

to balance, make good, compensate, counterbalance: cum uno versiculo tot volumina laudum: laetitiam cum doloribus: bona cum vitiis, H.: damna ab isto aetatis fructu compensata, made up: tot amissis te unum, O.: pecuniam compensari pedibus, money is an equivalent for nearness (in the purchase of land).

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