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recompense

rec·om·pense

recompense

 
 
pronunciation:
re km pens
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recompensed, recompenses, recompensing
definition 1: to repay (someone) for giving aid or service, or for incurring costs or inconvenience on one's behalf.
similar words:
compensate, offset, pay, repay, reward, satisfy
definition 2: to pay (someone) in order to make up for loss or damage; make restitution to.
similar words:
compensate, offset, reimburse, satisfy
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to repay someone for having given service or having suffered a loss; compensate.
similar words:
repay
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part of speech: noun
definition: payment or action to compensate for the expenditure or loss of time, money, property, or the like.
She was happy to take care of her elderly aunt and uncle without any recompense, but they insisted on paying her.
similar words:
amends, compensation, restitution, satisfaction, tender
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derivations: recompensable (adj.), recompenser (n.)