Recompensing
Recompense Rec"om*pense (r[e^]k"[o^]m*p[e^]ns), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recompensed} (-p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recompensing} (-p?n`s?ng).] [F. r['e]compenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L. pref. re- re- + compensare to compensate. See {Compensate}.] 1. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate. [1913 Webster]

He can not recompense me better. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for. [1913 Webster]

God recompenseth the gift. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

To recompense My rash, but more unfortunate, misdeed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Recompense to no man evil for evil. --Rom. xii. 17. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To repay; requite; compensate; reward; remunerate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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