バートランド・ラッセル 英単語・熟語 m017

★ make up for [償う,埋め合わせる]

* compensation (n):償い,賠償,代償,埋め合わせ;補償金

We assembled in one vast hall and then moved into another for the feast, which was sumptuous beyond belief. In the middle of it the Tuchun apologized for the extreme simplicity of the fare, saying that he thought we should like to see how they lived in everyday life rather than to be treated with any pomp. To my intense chagrin, I was unable to think of a retort in kind, but I hope the interpreter made up for my lack of wit.
* chagrin : 無念,悔しさ

Their pride in their unhappiness makes less sophisticated people suspicious of its genuineness; they think that the man who enjoys being miserable is not miserable.
This view is too simple; undoubtedly there is some slight compensation in the feeling of superiority and insight which these sufferers have, but it is not sufficient to make up for the loss of simpler pleasures.


We hurried on to make up for lost time.

This beautiful autumn makes up for the wet summer. / We're working fast to try and make up for lost time.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

Nothing can make up for the loss of a child. / Her enthusiasm makes up for her lack of experience.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed.]