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Definition of recompense:

  1. An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.
  2. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.
  3. To give recompense; to make amends or requital.
  4. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.
  5. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for.


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