Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
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.
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|Synonyms||compensate, remunerate, redress ,|
|Antonyms||deprive, penalize, inflict,|
After the shipment failed to arrive on schedule for the second time this week, I demanded recompense for the inconvenience caused.
As recompense for helping me get my business up and running, I gave my friend a percentage of my first-year profits.
The purpose of the lawsuit is to recompense those shareholders impacted by the company’s malfeasance.