- 1to do something for someone or give them a payment for something that they have suffered synonym compensate
- 2 There was no attempt to recompense the miners for the loss of their jobs.
NAmE//ˈrɛkəmˌpɛns//recompense somebody (for something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recompense
he / she / it recompenses
past simple recompensed
-ing form recompensing