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Rec"om*pense (r�xcb;k"�xce;m*p�xcb;ns), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recompensed (-p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Recompensing (-p?n`s?ng).] [F. r'ecompenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L. pref. re- re- + compensare to compensate. See Compensate.]


To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.

He can not recompense me better. Shak.


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.


To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.


Recompense to no man evil for evil. Rom. xii. 17.

Syn. -- To repay; requite; compensate; reward; remunerate.


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Rec"om*pense (r?k"?m*p?ns), v. i.

To give recompense; to make amends or requital.



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Rec"om*pense, n. [Cf. F. r'ecompense.]

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; satisfaction; reward; requital.


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