rec|om|pense

rec|om|pense
rec|om|pense «REHK uhm pehns», verb, -pensed, -pens|ing, noun.
–v.t.
1. to pay back; reward; pay (a person): »

The travelers recompensed the man who so carefully directed them.

SYNONYM(S): repay, compensate, remunerate, requite.
2. a) to make a fair return for (an action, anything lost, damage done, or hurt received): »

The insurance company recompensed him for the loss of his car. Liberally recompensing their services…he took leave of his faithful followers (William H. Prescott).

b) Archaic. to atone for: »

... the future must recompense the past (Robert Browning).

3. Obsolete. to give in return: »

Recompense to no man evil for evil (Romans 12:17).

–n.
1. a payment; reward: »

He received $2,000 in recompense for the loss of his car.

2. return; amends: »

Some recompense To comfort those that mourn (Robert Burns).

[< Late Latin recompēnsāre < Latin re- back + compēnsāre. Compare etym. under compensate. (Cf.compensate)]

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