recompense Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"recompense" in British English

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recompensenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈrek.əm.pens/ formal
a ​present given to someone to ​thank them for ​helping you, or ​payment given to someone because of ​slightproblems or because of the ​loss of or ​damage to ​theirproperty: I ​received £500 from my ​neighbour in recompense for the ​damage to my ​wall.
verb [T] uk   us  
The ​courtawarded the women $100,000 each to recompense them for nine ​years of ​lostwages.
(Definition of recompense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recompense" in American English

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recompensenoun [U]

 us   /ˈrek·əmˌpens/ fml
payment given to someone for an ​injurysuffered, or for the ​loss of or ​damage to ​property: The ​governmentseized the ​land without recompense to the owners.
(Definition of recompense from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recompense" in Business English

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recompensenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈrekəmpens/ formal
an ​amount of ​money that you ​pay to someone for ​work that they have done: They receive appropriate recompense for any ​overtimeworked.
an ​amount of ​money that you ​pay to someone because you have caused them to have a problem: recompense for sth Some ​form of recompense for this ​breach of ​contract is now ​due. He ​demanded a ​financial recompense for his ​loss of ​earnings.

recompenseverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrekəmpens/
to ​pay someone for ​work they have done, or ​harm you have caused them: recompense sb for sth The ​courtordered that they recompense ​customers for the ​damage caused by the delay.
(Definition of recompense from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recompense”
in Spanish recompensa…
in Vietnamese sự đền bù…
in Malaysian ganti-rugi…
in Thai ค่าชดเชย…
in French récompense, dédommagement…
in German die Entschädigung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酬谢, 补偿,赔偿…
in Turkish tazminat…
in Russian компенсация…
in Indonesian imbalan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酬謝, 補償,賠償…
in Polish rekompensata…
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