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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.
See also: for, recompense
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
See also: for, recompense
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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