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Recompense

recompense
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 (More’s utopia)) To recompense My rash, but more unfortunate, misdeed. (milton)
3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved. Recompense to no man evil for evil. (Rom. Xii. 17)
Synonym: To repay, requite, compensate, reward, remunerate.
Origin: F. Recompenser, LL. Recompensare, fr.L. Pref. Re- re- – compensare to compensate. See Compensate.
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)
Synonym: Repayment, compensation, remuneration, amends, satisfaction, reward, requital.
Origin: Cf. F. Recompense.


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