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Dictionary Definition

recompense

Noun

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

Verb

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]

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Pronunciation

Noun

recompense
  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.

Translations

that which compensates for an injury

Verb

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

Translations

to give compensation

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