Recompense - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrekəmpens|  American pronunciation of the word recompense
Brit.  |ˈrɛkəmpɛns|  British pronunciation of the word recompense


- payment or reward (as for service rendered)
- the act of compensating for service or loss or injury (syn: compensation)


- make amends for; pay compensation for (syn: compensate, indemnify, repair)
- make payment to; compensate (syn: compensate, remunerate)


...the cash-strapped museum can recompense lecturers with only token honorariums...

...that company still needs to recompense the work that the contractor finished last month...

He is asking for a just recompense for the work he's done.

He received $10,000 in recompense for his injuries.

The firm will recompense you for any travelling costs.

He was recompensed with a massive hangover for this party's fun.

He was recompensed for his dirty deeds.

The charge recompenses the bank for the costs involved.

financial recompense for the victims of violence

...regarded her annual bonus as a just recompense for her job performance and not as some corporate donative...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recompense
he/she/it: recompenses
present participle: recompensing
past tense: recompensed
past participle: recompensed
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