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
Synonyms for recompense
Related Words for unrecompenseddue, gratuitous, honorary, uncompensated, unremunerated, voluntary, volunteer, contributed, unindemnified, unrewarded
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Word Origin for recompense
c.1400, "to redress," from Middle French recompenser (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin recompensare "to reward, remunerate," from Latin re- "again" (see re-) + compensare "balance out," literally "weigh together" (see compensate). From early 15c. as "to compensate." Related: Recompensed; recompensing.
early 15c., from Middle French recompense (13c.), related to recompenser "make good, recompense" from Late Latin recompensare (see recompense (v.)).