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recompenses

noun
plural of recompense

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 payment to another for a loss or injury
  • the jury awarded an additional $5,000 in recompense for physical pain and suffering

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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

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recompenses

verb
present tense third-person singular of recompense

Synonyms & Antonyms of recompenses (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to give what is owed for
  • that company still needs to recompense the work that the contractor finished last month

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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

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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

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  • owes
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“Recompenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recompenses. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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