recoup

verb
re·​coup | \ ri-ˈküp How to pronounce recoup (audio) \
recouped; recouping; recoups

Definition of recoup

transitive verb

1a : to get an equivalent for (losses) : make up for
b : reimburse, compensate recoup a person for losses
2 : regain an attempt to recoup his fortune

intransitive verb

: to make good or make up for something lost also : recuperate

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Other Words from recoup

recoupable \ ri-​ˈkü-​pə-​bəl How to pronounce recoupable (audio) \ adjective
recoupment \ ri-​ˈküp-​mənt How to pronounce recoupment (audio) \ noun

Examples of recoup in a Sentence

It will be hard for us to recoup the loss. Movie studios can turn to video sales to recoup the costs of a movie that does poorly at the box office. She recouped only a portion of her investment.
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Smalley filed a business license with the city for his company — Byrd Dog Recycling and Recovery — complete with a sales-tax license for any money recouped. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Scottsdale man has enough, goes vigilante and impounds illegally parked scooters on his own," 12 June 2019 Everybody talks about Raheem Sterling's 'outrageous' move from Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015, but at least the Reds recouped £52m in the transaction. SI.com, "6 Players Who Turned on Their Teams," 10 June 2019 This helps the manufacturer recoup its investment, and paves the way for cheaper revisions as the product ages out. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "AMD upends GPU tradition by launching 'Navi' as a lower-end part," 30 Apr. 2019 Based on Kymriah’s list price, treating just 2,700 patients would allow Novartis to recoup its entire investment. Ezekiel Emanuel, WSJ, "We Can’t Afford the Drugs That Could Cure Cancer," 20 Sep. 2018 Freddie Mac did not provide a specific reason for its abrupt change, but stipulated that lenders providing gifts or grants to borrowers should not charge higher interest rates or fees to recoup their investments. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Freddie Mac pulls plug on low down payment loans," 3 Aug. 2017 In Plymouth, local retirement officials have tried to recoup money from a former finance director, whose case set a precedent in 2014 that retired public employees cannot skirt the rules by creating a corporation to earn consulting fees. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, "Pension and a paycheck? State may loosen ‘double dipping’ rules," 31 May 2018 If so, the United States could slap tariffs on certain products entering the United States from Mexico until US companies can recoup the money lost. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Trump’s new trade deal is better for workers than NAFTA was," 30 Nov. 2018 That’s because the state’s 2010 agreement with Electrolux didn’t include clawback provisions to recoup money if job thresholds aren’t met. Jonathan Mattise, The Seattle Times, "State: Electrolux not required to repay $100M in Tennessee," 5 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of recoup

1628, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for recoup

French recouper to cut back, from Old French, from re- + couper to cut — more at cope entry 1

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recoup

verb

English Language Learners Definition of recoup

: to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)
re·​coup | \ ri-ˈküp How to pronounce recoup (audio) \

Legal Definition of recoup

: recover sense 1 would recoup the overpayment from current claims paymentsCity of Cordova v. Medicaid Rate Commn., 789 P.2d 346 (1990)

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