Variant of recompense
- to repay (a person, etc.); reward; compensate
- to make repayment or requital for; compensate (a loss, injury, etc.)
Origin: ME recompensen < MFr recompenser < LL recompensare: see re- & compensate
- something given or done in return for something else; repayment, remuneration, requital, or reward
- something given or done to make up for a loss, injury, etc.; compensation
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