[ rek-uhm-pens ]
/ ˈrɛk əmˌpɛns /
verb (used with object), rec·om·pensed, rec·om·pens·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·om·pensed, rec·om·pens·ing.
to make compensation for something; repay someone: no attempt to recompense for our trouble.
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.
Words nearby recompense
Origin of recompense
OTHER WORDS FROM recompense
rec·om·pen·sa·ble, adjectiverec·om·pens·er, nounun·der·rec·om·pense, verb (used with object), un·der·rec·om·pensed, un·der·rec·om·pens·ing, nounun·rec·om·pens·a·ble, adjective
synonym study for recompense
4–6. See reward.
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British Dictionary definitions for unrecompensed
/ (ˈrɛkəmˌpɛns) /
(tr) to pay or reward for service, work, etc
(tr) to compensate for loss, injury, etc
compensation for loss, injury, etcto make recompense
reward, remuneration, or repayment
Derived forms of recompenserecompensable, adjectiverecompenser, noun
Word Origin for recompense
C15: from Old French recompenser, from Latin re- + compensāre to balance in weighing; see compensate
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