Definition of recompense verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

recompense

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈrekəmpens//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəmpens//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recompense
BrE BrE//ˈrekəmpens//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəmpens//
 
he / she / it recompenses
BrE BrE//ˈrekəmpensɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəmpensɪz//
 
past simple recompensed
BrE BrE//ˈrekəmpenst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəmpenst//
 
past participle recompensed
BrE BrE//ˈrekəmpenst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəmpenst//
 
-ing form recompensing
BrE BrE//ˈrekəmpensɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəmpensɪŋ//
 
 
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recompense somebody (for something) (formal) to do something for somebody or give them a payment for something that they have suffered synonym compensate There was no attempt to recompense the miners for the loss of their jobs. Higher pay is on offer to recompense players for the extra hours they’ll be working. She believes that offenders should recompense their victims in some way. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from the verb recompenser ‘do a favour to requite a loss’, from late Latin recompensare, from Latin re- ‘again’ (also expressing intensive force) + compensare ‘weigh one thing against another’.
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