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