Definition of “recompense” - English Dictionary

“recompense” in British English

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recompensenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈrek.əm.pens/ us /ˈrek.əm.pens/ formal

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.

(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 injury suffered, or for the loss of or damage to property:

The government seized 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 /ˈrekəmpens/ us formal

an amount of money that you pay to someone for work that they have done:

They receive appropriate recompense for any overtime worked.

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 /ˈrekəmpens/ us

to pay someone for work they have done, or harm you have caused them:

recompense sb for sth The court ordered that they recompense customers for the damage caused by the delay.

(Definition of “recompense” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)