Definition of Recompense

1. Noun. Payment or reward (as for service rendered).

Specialized synonyms: Adjustment, Allowance, Compensation
Generic synonyms: Payment

2. Verb. Make amends for; pay compensation for. "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
Exact synonyms: Compensate, Indemnify, Repair
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Compensation, Compensation, Indemnification, Indemnification, Indemnity, Reparation, Reparation

3. Noun. The act of compensating for service or loss or injury.
Exact synonyms: Compensation
Generic synonyms: Correction, Rectification
Specialized synonyms: Indemnification
Derivative terms: Compensate, Compensate, Compensate, Compensate, Compensate

4. Verb. Make payment to; compensate. "My efforts were not remunerated"
Exact synonyms: Compensate, Remunerate
Specialized synonyms: Recoup, Reimburse
Generic synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Compensation, Compensation, Remuneration, Remuneration, Remunerative, Remunerative, Remunerator

Definition of Recompense

1. v. t. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.

2. v. i. To give recompense; to make amends or requital.

3. n. An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.

Definition of Recompense

1. Noun. That which compensates for an injury. ¹

2. Verb. To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc. ¹

3. Verb. To give compensation for an injury. ¹

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Medical Definition of Recompense

1. 1. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate. "He can not recompense me better." (Shak) 2. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for. "God recompenseth the gift." (Robynson (More's Utopia)) "To recompense My rash, but more unfortunate, misdeed." (Milton) 3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved. "Recompense to no man evil for evil." (Rom. Xii. 17) Synonym: To repay, requite, compensate, reward, remunerate. Origin: F. Recompenser, LL. Recompensare, fr.L. Pref. Re- re- + compensare to compensate. See Compensate. An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return. "To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense." (Deut. Xxii. 35) "And every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward." (Heb. Ii. 2) Synonym: Repayment, compensation, remuneration, amends, satisfaction, reward, requital. Origin: Cf. F. Recompense. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Recompense

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"This supposed recompense in value is the reason why the issue in tail is held to be ... For, if the recov- eree should obtain a recompense in lands from the ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... reimbursement, recoupment, recompense. i. The act of paying a debt: discharge (contextual), settlement (contextual), satisfaction ; spec, liquidation, ..."

3. Library of Southern Literature by John Calvin Metcalf (1909)
"THE recompense From 'A Summer Hymnal.' We never give, but giving, get again— There is no burden that we may not bear— Our sweetest love is always sweetest ..."

4. Funeral Sermons and Outline Addresses: An Aid for Pastors by William Ezra Ketcham (1899)
"Moses is an excellent pattern of faith and obedience, and in all his religious services he had respect to the recompense of reward. I. Prove that Christians ..."

5. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1866)
"Morally as well as pecuniarily fi owe them a recompense." And what recompense so fall and eto plete as to send them—'With their own consent—educated and ..."

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