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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: récompenser, from Latin compensare; COMPENSATE

recompense

1 verb
     
rec‧om‧pense1 [transitive]
formal to give someone a payment for trouble or losses that you have caused them, or a reward for their efforts to help you [= compensate]
recompense somebody for something
The charge recompenses the bank for the costs involved.

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