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recompenses

noun , plural of recompense

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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

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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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