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]
- 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.
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