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Definition of "recompense" []

  • To award compensation to: recompensed the victims of the accident. (verb-transitive)
  • To award compensation for; make a return for: recompensed their injuries. (verb-transitive)
  • Amends made, as for damage or loss. (noun)
  • Payment in return for something, such as a service. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recompense" in a sentence
  • "What if the IP does not think the recompense is adequate?."
  • "My noble Emperor generously offers me the right of naming what he calls my recompense; but let not his generosity be dispraised, although it is from you, my lord, and not from his Imperial"
  • "Sir Phobos said ... it's funny, I actually thought they got off light since almost no one claimed their recompense from the lawsuits."