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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 garden.
recompense
verb [T] uk   us  
The court awarded the women $100,000 each to recompense them for nine years of lost wages.
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