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recompense

[rek-uh m-pens] /ˈrɛk əmˌpɛns/
verb (used with object), recompensed, recompensing.
1.
to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
2.
to pay or give compensation for; make restitution or requital for (damage, injury, or the like).
verb (used without object), recompensed, recompensing.
3.
to make compensation for something; repay someone:
no attempt to recompense for our trouble.
noun
4.
compensation, as for an injury, wrong, etc.:
to make recompense for the loss one's carelessness has caused.
5.
a repayment or requital, as for favors, gifts, etc.
6.
a remuneration or reward, as for services, aid, or the like.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French recompenser < Late Latin recompēnsāre, equivalent to Latin re- re- + compēnsāre (see compensate); (noun) late Middle English < Middle French, derivative of recompenser
Related forms
recompensable, adjective
recompenser, noun
underrecompense, verb (used with object), underrecompensed, underrecompensing, noun
unrecompensable, adjective
unrecompensed, adjective
Synonyms
1. reimburse, recoup. 4. payment, amends, indemnification, satisfaction. 4–6. See reward.
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British Dictionary definitions for un recompensable

recompense

/ˈrɛkəmˌpɛns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to pay or reward for service, work, etc
2.
(transitive) to compensate for loss, injury, etc
noun
3.
compensation for loss, injury, etc: to make recompense
4.
reward, remuneration, or repayment
Derived Forms
recompensable, adjective
recompenser, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French recompenser, from Latin re- + compensāre to balance in weighing; see compensate
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Word Origin and History for un recompensable

recompense

n.

early 15c., from Middle French recompense (13c.), related to recompenser "make good, recompense" from Late Latin recompensare (see recompense (v.)).

v.

c.1400, "to redress," from Middle French recompenser (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin recompensare "to reward, remunerate," from Latin re- "again" (see re-) + compensare "balance out," literally "weigh together" (see compensate). From early 15c. as "to compensate." Related: Recompensed; recompensing.

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