recompense

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GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

reward or compensate somebody

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recompense - repay

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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

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  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.

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