- To make back, as an investment.
- He barely managed to recoup his money. He sold out for just what he had invested.
- to recoup losses made at the gaming table
- To recover from an error.
- (law) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct.
- A landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.
- (transitive) To reimburse; to indemnify; often used reflexively and in the passive.
- Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold, she might recoup herself at Philip's cost.
- Duke of Argyll
- Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom.
to make back, as an investment
to reimburse, indemnify