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recompense

[ rek-uhm-pens ]
/ 藞r蓻k 蓹m藢p蓻ns /
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verb (used with object), rec路om路pensed, rec路om路pens路ing.
to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
to pay or give compensation for; make restitution or requital for (damage, injury, or the like).
verb (used without object), rec路om路pensed, rec路om路pens路ing.
to make compensation for something; repay someone: no attempt to recompense for our trouble.
noun
compensation, as for an injury, wrong, etc.: to make recompense for the loss one's carelessness has caused.
a repayment or requital, as for favors, gifts, etc.
a remuneration or reward, as for services, aid, or the like.
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Origin of recompense

1375鈥1425; (v.) late Middle English <Middle French recompenser<Late Latin recomp膿ns膩re, equivalent to Latin re-re- + comp膿ns膩re (see compensate); (noun) late Middle English <Middle French, derivative of recompenser

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4-6. See reward.

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British Dictionary definitions for recompense

recompense
/ (藞r蓻k蓹m藢p蓻ns) /

verb
(tr) to pay or reward for service, work, etc
(tr) to compensate for loss, injury, etc
noun
compensation for loss, injury, etcto make recompense
reward, remuneration, or repayment

Derived forms of recompense

recompensable, adjectiverecompenser, noun

Word Origin for recompense

C15: from Old French recompenser, from Latin re- + compens膩re to balance in weighing; see compensate
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