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English noun: recompense

1. recompense (possession) payment or reward (as for service rendered)

Broader (hypernym)payment

Narrower (hyponym)adjustment, allowance, compensation

2. recompense (act) the act of compensating for service or loss or injury


Broader (hypernym)correction, rectification

Narrower (hyponym)indemnification

English verb: recompense

1. recompense (possession) make amends for; pay compensation for

SamplesOne can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich.
She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident.

Synonymscompensate, indemnify, repair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)pay

Narrower (hyponym)give

2. recompense (possession) make payment to; compensate

SamplesMy efforts were not remunerated.

Synonymscompensate, remunerate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)pay

Narrower (hyponym)recoup, reimburse

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