AskDefine | Define recompense

Dictionary Definition



1 payment or reward (as for service rendered)
2 the act of compensating for service or loss or injury [syn: compensation]


1 make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident" [syn: compensate, repair, indemnify]
2 make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated" [syn: compensate, remunerate]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. That which compensates for an injury.
    He offered money as recompense for the damage, but what the injured party wanted as recompense was an apology.


that which compensates for an injury


  1. To give compensation for an injury.
    The judge ordered recompense of $100 to the plaintiff.


to give compensation

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