Rec·om·pense v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recompensed p. pr. & vb. n. Recompensing ]
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).
My rash, but more unfortunate, misdeed. --Milton.
3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved. [R.]
Recompense to no man evil for evil. --Rom. xii. 17.
Syn: -- To repay; requite; compensate; reward; remunerate.