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American English: /ˈrɛkəmˌpɛns/
British English: /ˈrɛkəmpɛns/


  • [formal]recompense (for something)
    (for damages/loss)
    indemnización (feminine) or compensación (feminine) (por algo)
    they received $1,000 in recompense
    recibieron 1.000 dólares como recompensa
    Example sentences
    • Instead, everyone who works in the garden can take produce home in recompense for his or her efforts.
    • A letter from the company's lawyers soon brought the newspaper to heel and an appropriate sum in recompense was negotiated, the main beneficiary of which is a local centre for disabled children.
    • In recompense, he was given a free chicken salad sandwich and all the sweets he could eat.

transitive verb

  • [formal]to recompense (somebody for something)
    (for damage/loss)
    indemnizar or compensar (a alguien por algo)
    Example sentences
    • And today we are still fighting to make sure the company makes available enough money to recompense its victims.
    • The council will pay tens of thousands of pounds out to its biggest trade union to recompense staff said to have been distressed over a jobs transfer.
    • In high-profile cases, the tobacco industry has recently paid enormous amounts to recompense individuals damaged by its products.
    Example sentences
    • Alpaca farmers will be well recompensed for their efforts in farming these rare animals.
    • Remember if you do something world changing, you are likely to get handsomely recompensed for it.
    • Indeed, even trainers of junior club teams are well recompensed for their input, and few are formally equipped for the role either.
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