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- 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.
- c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iii]:
- He cannot recompense me better.
- 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
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of recompensar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of recompensar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of recompensar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of recompensar