From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecompenserec‧om‧pense1 /ˈrekəmpens/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalGIVE to give someone a payment for trouble or losses that you have caused them, or a reward for their efforts to help you syn compensaterecompense somebody for something 🔊 The charge recompenses the bank for the costs involved.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
recompense• The bookseller is recompensed for his trouble with a generousallocation of orders.• The painting was agreed to by Luce inpart to recompense for what she saw as her misjudgment of her deadfriend.• Socialjustice has to recompensegeneticinjustice.• Apart from anything else, she wanted to recompense him in some way, although she doubted he would accept a reward.• Even if the defect was unknown to the seller he had to recompense the buyer.recompense somebody for something• The reason for the lawsuit is to recompense the victims for their injuries.recompenserecompense2 noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 formalGIVE something that you give to someone for trouble or losses that you have caused them, or as a reward for their help syn compensationrecompense for 🔊 financial recompense for the victims of violence
Examples from the Corpus
recompense• Finally, the fragment from Pindar indicates that Persephone accepts recompense or payment of penalty from some souls.• This permission will not unreasonably be withheld and we will not have any claim on any recompense you may negotiate for yourself.• King Gotrek demandedrecompense from the Elves.• Explanation can be given, recompense can be paid.• The isolation seemed complete, in the haste he had forgotten his companion and in recompense he called out his name.• He receives no recompense for this work, however, and his debts are growing.• They are designed to ensure that authors receive recompense for the freeprovision of their books to the public by libraries.• The recompense is meagre, but when combined with ideologicalenthusiasm it helps sustain a new type of localpolitician.recompense for• The guidelines say what is fairrecompense forchurchmusicians.From Longman Business Dictionaryrecompenserec‧om‧pense1 /ˈrekəmpens/ verb [transitive]FINANCE1to give someone a payment for trouble or losses that you have caused themThe dividend was increased to recompense the company’s shareholders, who had endured considerable financial uncertainty.recompense somebody for somethingThe service charge recompenses the bank for the costs involved in exchanging cheques with other banks.2to give someone a payment or a reward for doing somethingIt is important that authors should be properly recompensed.→ See Verb tablerecompenserecompense2 noun [singular, uncountable]FINANCEa payment given to someone because they have done something for you or you have caused them trouble or lossesrecompense forWe don’t think £200 is proper recompense for the use of our name.Substantial damages were paid in recompense.