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recompense

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of recompense

  1. 1 payment to another for a loss or injury the jury awarded an additional $5,000 in recompense for physical pain and suffering Synonyms of recompense damages, indemnification, indemnity, quittance, compensation, recoupment, redress, remuneration, reparation, reprisal(s), requital, restitution, satisfactionWords Related to recompense punitive damage, solatium; amends, atonement, expiation; refund, reimbursement, repayment; adjustment, settlement; punishment, retaliation

  2. 2 something (as money) that is given or received in return for goods or services the volunteer expects nothing more than sincere thanks as recompense for his efforts Synonyms of recompense compensation, consideration, pay, payment, remittance, remuneration, requitalWords Related to recompense salary, stipend, wage(s); disbursement, expenditure, outlay; rebate, refund; indemnity, recoupment, redress, reparation, restitution; adjustment, settlement; deposit; reimbursement, repayment; prepayment; overpayment; rent, rental


recompense

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recompense

  1. 1 to give (someone) the sum of money owed for goods or services received the cash-strapped museum can recompense lecturers with only token honorariums Synonyms of recompense compensate, pay, remunerateWords Related to recompense refund, reimburse, repay, requite; remit; pay off, pay up, prepayNear Antonyms of recompense stiff

  2. 2 to give what is owed for that company still needs to recompense the work that the contractor finished last month Synonyms of recompense ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, pay, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms of recompense repudiate

  3. 3 to provide (someone) with a just payment for loss or injury the government has yet to adequately recompense the property owners for the land taken for the new highway Synonyms of recompense indemnify, compensate, recoup, remunerate, requite, satisfyWords Related to recompense refund, reimburse, repay; redress, remedy, repair; discharge, pay, quit

  4. 4 to make a return for the wealthy gentleman told the poor little girl she could recompense his generosity simply by enjoying her new toys Synonyms of recompense reciprocate, repay, requiteWords Related to recompense exchange; compensate, indemnify, pay, recoup, remunerate, satisfy; give back, refund, reimburse, restitute; avenge, get back (at), retaliate, revengeNear Antonyms of recompense owe

Synonym Discussion of recompense

pay, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, reimburse, indemnify, repay, recompense mean to give money or its equivalent in return for something. pay implies the discharge of an obligation incurred.
    • paid their bills
compensate implies a making up for services rendered.
    • an attorney well compensated for her services
remunerate clearly suggests paying for services rendered and may extend to payment that is generous or not contracted for.
    • promised to remunerate the searchers handsomely
satisfy implies paying a person what is required by law.
    • all creditors will be satisfied in full
reimburse implies a return of money that has been spent for another's benefit.
    • reimbursed employees for expenses
indemnify implies making good a loss suffered through accident, disaster, warfare.
    • indemnified the families of the dead miners
repay stresses paying back an equivalent in kind or amount.
    • repay a favor with a favor
recompense suggests due return in amends, friendly repayment, or reward.
    • passengers were recompensed for the delay


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