To recoup is defined as to recover, replenish or gain back.verb
- An example of recoup is for a company to get back its losses.
- An example of recoup is to recover from an illness.
- to get back an equivalent for; make up for: to recoup a loss
- to regain: to recoup one's health
- to pay back; reimburse
- Law to deduct or hold back (a part of what is due), having some reasonable claim to do so
Origin: Fr recouper < re-, again + couper, to cut, strike: see coup
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verb re·couped, re·coup·ing, re·coups verb, transitive
- To receive an equivalent for; make up for: recoup a loss. See Synonyms at recover.
- To return as an equivalent for; reimburse.
- Law To deduct or withhold (part of something due) for an equitable reason.
Origin: Middle English recoupen, to cut short, from Old French recouper, to cut back : re-, re- + couper, to cut (from coup, blow; see coup).
- re·coupˈa·ble adjective
- re·coupˈment noun