Recompense definition

rĕkəm-pĕns
To repay (a person, etc.); reward; compensate.
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Something given or done in return for something else; repayment, remuneration, requital, or reward.
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Payment in return for something, such as a service.
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To award compensation for; make a return for.

Recompensed their injuries.

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To make repayment or requital for; compensate (a loss, injury, etc.)
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Amends made, as for damage or loss.
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Something given or done to make up for a loss, injury, etc.; compensation.
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To recompense is to pay someone back or make amends to someone for some loss.

An example of recompense is when a shoplifter gives money to the person from whom he stole.

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That which compensates for an injury.

He offered money as recompense for the damage, but what the injured party wanted as recompense was an apology.

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To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
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To give compensation for an injury.

The judge ordered the defendant to recompense the plaintiff by paying $100.

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To award compensation to.

Recompensed the victims of the accident.

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To give (something) in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.
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Origin of recompense

  • Middle English recompensen from Old French recompenser from Late Latin recompēnsāre Latin re- re- Latin compēnsāre to compensate compensate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Old French recompense, from Late Latin recompensare, from Latin re- (“again") + compensare (“to balance out")

    From Wiktionary