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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rec·om·pense /ˈrɛkəmˌpɛn(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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).
 To recompense
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·om·pense v. i. To give recompense; to make amends or requital. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·om·pense, n.  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.
 Syn: -- Repayment; compensation; remuneration; amends; satisfaction; reward; requital.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: payment or reward (as for service rendered)
      2: the act of compensating for service or loss or injury [syn:
      v 1: make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully
           repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third
           Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in
           the accident" [syn: compensate, repair, indemnify]
      2: make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not
         remunerated" [syn: compensate, remunerate]