from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To award compensation to: recompensed the victims of the accident.
- transitive v. To award compensation for; make a return for: recompensed their injuries.
- n. Amends made, as for damage or loss.
- n. Payment in return for something, such as a service.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which compensates for an injury.
- v. To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
- v. To give compensation for an injury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.
- transitive v. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for.
- transitive v. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.
- intransitive v. To give recompense; to make amends or requital.
- n. An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a return to; give or render an equivalent to, as for services or loss; compensate: with a person as object.
- To return an equivalent for; pay for; reward; requite.
- To pay or give as an equivalent; pay back.
- To make amends for by some equivalent; make compensation for; pay some forfeit for.
- To serve as an equivalent or recompense for.
- Synonyms and Remunerate, Reimburse, etc. (see indemnify), repay.
- To make amends or return.
- n. An equivalent returned for anything given, done, or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; requital.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make payment to; compensate
- v. make amends for; pay compensation for
- n. payment or reward (as for service rendered)
- n. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
What if the IP does not think the recompense is adequate?.
My noble Emperor generously offers me the right of naming what he calls my recompense; but let not his generosity be dispraised, although it is from you, my lord, and not from his Imperial
Sir Phobos said ... it's funny, I actually thought they got off light since almost no one claimed their recompense from the lawsuits.
The father's desire for revenge or recompense is completely irrelevant.
If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.
"That they do," she answered, with an eloquent and expressive glance; and thereupon ushered me into, not the kitchen, but the dining room -- a favour, I took it, in recompense for my grand manner.
These and other horrendous work he was forced to do while a PoW effected him for the rest of his life with no recompense from the German Government and hardly any from the British government.
According to The Oregonian, a federal magistrate has awarded her nearly $108,000 in recompense for attorney's fees and other costs associated with her successfully fighting the lawsuit.
From his grandparents he learns that much had been sacrificed for him, and so much is required in recompense, but that this transaction can occur in the purity of mutual love.
“No soul knoweth what joy of the eyes is reserved for the good in recompense for their works” (Koran xxxn. 17) is surely as