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- recompence (obsolete)
- An equivalent returned for anything given, done, or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; requital.
- That which compensates for an injury, or other type of harm or damage.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 23:
- O let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast,
Who plead for love and look for recompense
More than that tongue that more hath more express'd.
- He offered money as recompense for the damage, but what the injured party wanted was an apology.
that which compensates for a harm done
- To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
- To give compensation for an injury, or other type of harm or damage.
- (transitive) To give (something) in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.
to reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
to give compensation
- English: recompense