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recompense

noun [U] uk   /ˈrek.əm.pens/ formal us  
a present given to someone to thank them for helping you, or payment given to someone because of slight problems or because of the loss of or damage to their property: I received £500 from my neighbour in recompense for the damage to my wall.
recompense
verb [T] uk   us  
The court awarded the women $100,000 each to recompense them for nine years of lost wages.
Translations of “recompense”
in Spanish recompensa…
in French récompense, dédommagement…
in German die Entschädigung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酬謝, 補償,賠償…
in Russian компенсация…
in Turkish tazminat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酬谢, 补偿,赔偿…
in Polish rekompensata…
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