recompenses 1 of 2

plural of recompense

recompenses

2 of 2

verb

present tense third-person singular of recompense
1
as in compensates
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
as in pays
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
as in reimburses
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
as in repays
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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“Recompenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recompenses. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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