What does recompense mean?

Definitions for recompenseˈrɛk əmˌpɛns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recompense.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recompense(noun)

    payment or reward (as for service rendered)

  2. recompense, compensation(verb)

    the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

  3. compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify(verb)

    make amends for; pay compensation for

    "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

  4. compensate, recompense, remunerate(verb)

    make payment to; compensate

    "My efforts were not remunerated"


  1. recompense(Noun)

    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.

  2. recompense(Verb)

    To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.

  3. Origin: from recompense, from recompenso, from re- + compenso

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recompense(verb)

    to render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate

  2. Recompense(verb)

    to return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for

  3. Recompense(verb)

    to give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved

  4. Recompense(verb)

    to give recompense; to make amends or requital

  5. Recompense(noun)

    an equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recompense

    rek′om-pens, v.t. to return an equivalent for anything: to repay or requite: to reward: to compensate: to remunerate.—n. that which is returned as an equivalent: repayment: reward: compensation: remuneration.—n. Rec′ompenser. [Fr. récompenser—L. re-, again, compensāre, to compensate.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recompense in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recompense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for recompense

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مكافأة, بدلArabic
  • entschädigen, EntschädigungGerman
  • recompensa, compensar, recompensarSpanish
  • récompense, récompenserFrench
  • dìol, ath-dhìoladhScottish Gaelic
  • rekompensarIdo
  • bætur, þóknun, launa, borga bæturIcelandic
  • erstatte, gjengjelde, erstatning, vederlagNorwegian
  • возмещение, возмещать, компенсация, возместить, компенсироватьRussian
  • bedel, ödül, mukafatTurkish

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