Definition of “recompense” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈrekəmpens/ formal

payment that you give to someone when you have caused them difficulty or an injury:

Angry soccer fans sought recompense for the cancelled match.
recompense verb [ T ] formal

He was recompensed for loss of earnings.

(Definition of “recompense” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)