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Pronunciation:  'rekum`pens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  2. [n]  payment or reward (as for service rendered)
  3. [v]  make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
  4. [v]  make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

RECOMPENSE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: compensate, compensation, indemnify, remunerate, repair
 See Also: adjustment, allowance, compensation, correction, give, indemnification, pay, payment, recoup, rectification, reimburse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rec"om*pense\ (r[e^]k"[o^]m*p[e^]ns), v. t. [imp. &
    p. p. {Recompensed} (-p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recompensing}
    (-p?n`s?ng).] [F. r['e]compenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L.
    pref. re- re- + compensare to compensate. See {Compensate}.]
    1. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to
       requite; to remunerate; to compensate.
             He can not recompense me better.      --Shak.
    2. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to
       atone for; to pay for.
             God recompenseth the gift.            --Robynson
             To recompense My rash, but more unfortunate,
             misdeed.                              --Milton.
    3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something
       earned or deserved. [R.]
             Recompense to no man evil for evil.   --Rom. xii.
    Syn: To repay; requite; compensate; reward; remunerate.
  2. \Rec"om*pense\ (r?k"?m*p?ns), v. i.
    To give recompense; to make amends or requital. [Obs.]
  3. \Rec"om*pense\, n. [Cf. F. r['e]compense.]
    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.