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Recompense Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    recompense n
  1. payment or reward (as for service rendered)
  2. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury [syn: compensation] v
  3. 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]
  4. make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated" [syn: compensate, remunerate]
Recompense Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Recompense \Rec"om*pense\ (r[e^]k"[o^]m*p[e^]ns), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recompensed (-p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Recompensing (-p?n`s?ng).] [F. r['e]compenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L. pref. re- re- + compensare to compensate. See Compensate.]
  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.
Recompense Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Recompense \Rec"om*pense\ (r?k"?m*p?ns), v. i. To give recompense; to make amends or requital. [Obs.]
Recompense Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Recompense \Rec"om*pense\, n. [Cf. F. r['e]compense.] 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;
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    * Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. - Confucius


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