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reward or compensate somebody
  • How to Memorize
    • recompense - repay
  • Analysis

    To ‘recompense’ somebody is to give them something, particularly money, to thank them for helping you in some way, or as a form of compensation for trouble or losses you may have caused them. This formal word is mostly encountered in written English.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymscompensate, remunerate, redress ,
    Antonymsdeprive, penalize, inflict,
  • Example(s)
    1. After the shipment failed to arrive on schedule for the second time this week, I demanded recompense for the inconvenience caused.

    2. As recompense for helping me get my business up and running, I gave my friend a percentage of my first-year profits.

    3. The purpose of the lawsuit is to recompense those shareholders impacted by the company’s malfeasance.