Definitions for recompenseˈrɛk əmˌpɛns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rec•om•penseˈrɛk əmˌpɛns(v.; n.)-pensed, -pens•ing

  1. (v.t.)to make payment or return to, as for work done, injury sustained, or favors received.

  2. to pay or give compensation for; make restitution for.

  3. (v.i.)to make compensation or return for something; repay or requite someone.

  4. (n.)a repayment, requital, or reward, as for services, gifts, or favors.

  5. compensation, as for an injury; reparation.

Origin of recompense:

1375–1425; < MF recompenser < LL recompēnsāre= L re-re - +compēnsāre (see compensate )

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

Translations for recompense

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


money etc given to someone in return for his trouble, inconvenience or effort.

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