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recompense for (something)

1. noun Payment or other compensation made (to someone), as for some service or as reparation for something. The government offered the land as recompense for the atrocities it had committed against the indigenous people years prior. They wanted to give me a high-end computer as recompense for the work I did for them.
2. verb To give payment or other compensation to someone, as for some service rendered or as a repayment or reparation for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recompense" and "for." The company agreed to recompense all employees for any health issues they experienced as a result of the radioactive leak. We'd be willing to recompense you for your services with shares in our company.
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recompense someone for something

to (re)pay someone for something. I am required to recompense Mrs. Wilson for her broken window. Can I recompense you for your expenses?
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I believe you, madame, to be a great and powerful queen, and that it will be unworthy of your power and greatness if you do not recompense the arms which will bring back his eminence to Saint Germain.
An example: 'Long years this Shahnameh I toiled to complete, That the King might award me some recompense meet, But naught save a heart wrung with grief and despair, Did I get from those promises empty as air
Cette recompense n'est autre que le symbole de la determination des equipes City Cars a toujours placer la satisfaction client et la qualite de service au coeur de leurs objectifs.
Bob Dylan, qui a decide de ne pas se deplacer pour recuperer son prix Nobel de litterature en decembre prochain a Stockholm, devrait neanmoins se rendre au printemps dans la capitale suedoise, a annonce, vendredi dernier, la secretaire perpetuelle de l'Academie qui lui a decerne la recompense.
Actualites Eecrit par Youssef boukioud L a Bourse de Casablanca poursuit son engagement en faveur de l'education financiere des jeunes et recompense les laureats de la seconde edition du jeu en ligne "Les Champions de la Bourse".
Now she says the chances of some form of recompense are "increasingly unlikely" due to the "disappearance" of Loose Cannon.
Yet she says the chances of some recompense are "increasingly unlikely" due to the "disappearance" of Loose Cannon.
Mercer (2013) Performance stimulants devised to recompense performance at group level (Nica and Potcovaru, 2015) are a common manner of recompensing first-rate performance in the public sector.
Rabat - Sa Majeste le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L'assiste, a bien voulu donne Son approbation a la promotion et la nomination d'un certain nombre de fonctionnaires du Royaume, en recompense de leur devouement et abnegation dans l'accomplissement du devoir, annonce mardi le ministere de la maison royale, du protocole et de la Chancellerie dans un communique, dont voici la traduction:
Jeux Video : Cette categorie recompense les applications gaming les plus abouties, interactives et divertissantes, developpees sur les plateformes Windows 8, Windows Phone, Kinect pour Windows, Xbox Indie Games.
3 billion in recompense for the late media mogul's empire -- the collapse of which .
Narcisse, double champion olympique (2008, 2012) et double champion du monde (2001, 2009), recevra sa recompense le 27 janvier a Barcelone, le jour de la finale du Mondial-2013 qui debute ce vendredi en Espagne.
But the people who have got away scot-free are South Yorkshire Police," he writes, adding he is seeking recompense for "the lies their officers told".
He added that he is seeking recompense for "the lies their officers told".