Recompense

Definition of Recompense

Rec´om`pense   Pronunciation: r?k´?m`p?ns
v. t.1.To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.
[imp. & p. p. Recompensed (-p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Recompensing (-p?n`s?ng).]
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.
v. i.1.To give recompense; to make amends or requital.
n.1.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.

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