- 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).
- 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.
Origin of recompense
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Examples from the Web for unrecompensed
- (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
Word Origin and History for unrecompensed
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.)).