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Definition of "recoup" []

  • To receive an equivalent for; make up for: recoup a loss. See Synonyms at recover. (verb-transitive)
  • To return as an equivalent for; reimburse. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To deduct or withhold (part of something due) for an equitable reason. (verb-transitive)
  • To regain a former favorable position. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of recouping. (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 "recoup" in a sentence
  • "While the service has been around for years, EMI hopes a widespread push in North America and Europe will help the label recoup low album sales."
  • "Moreover, many insurance companies (including mine) refuse to pay the $30,000 cost, reasoning that any economic benefit they would recoup is years down the road."
  • "The only cost to recoup is what it takes to put it into the various eformats."