verb (used with object), rec·om·pensed, rec·om·pens·ing.
verb (used without object), rec·om·pensed, rec·om·pens·ing.
Origin of recompense
Examples from the Web for recompense
So he convoyed them safely into port and would not take even the smallest present, in recompense for his services.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
To recompense his services to the city during his administration, the government bestowed upon him the cross of honor.The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
What amount of present fame can recompense you for being shown up as a noodle, or worse, to your children's children?
She tried for her part to be nice to everybody, to talk when she could, and receive the recompense of pleased looks.Phoebe, Junior|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
And this last threatened and exhorted, and held out hopes of recompense, if she were rendered truly.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore