recompense for

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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The Partridge earnestly begged him to spare his life, saying, "Pray, master, permit me to live and I will entice many Partridges to you in recompense for your mercy to me." The Fowler replied, "I shall now with less scruple take your life, because you are willing to save it at the cost of betraying your friends and relations."
`...the vine which the son of Cronos gave him as a recompense for his son.
They have here two harvests in the year, which is a sufficient recompense for the small produce of each; one harvest they have in the winter, which lasts through the months of July, August, and September, the other in the spring; their trees are always green, and it is the fault of the inhabitants that they produce so little fruit, the soil being well adapted to all sorts, especially those that come from the Indies.
Cheng Hsing-tse, an exonerated death row convict in Taiwan, has been awarded over NT$17 million (US$550,000) by the Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court in recompense for a miscarriage of justice involving a murder of a police officer that resulted in his wrongful imprisonment for nearly 12 years, reports said Thursday.
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The union's John Gorle said: "I'm sure our members will be delighted that Usdaw have secured this award but it remains scant recompense for losing your job, especially after many years of loyal service to the company."
"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".
Lord Wigley said UK Ministers should start talking to the Welsh Government about fair recompense for any water transfers.
One is to pay recompense for the crime committed and the other is a deterrent.
A jury officer at the Bureau will decide whether that person can be excused, based on the details given, and although you get some recompense for loss of earnings there is a limit on this.
They want some recompense for the outlay of his salary and Sorensen, who revealed recently he has also turned down a move to Germany, is thought to be non too pleased at the size of the fee.
She was glad to do this without charge, but I wonder if HMRC will be willing to pay any costs incurred by customers of other banks who demand recompense for the provision of new cheques, pay-in books and plastic cards?
The European game's giants will use the opportunity to fight for pre-agreed levels of financial compensation, as well as seeking recompense for releasing players to their respective countries.
I may volunteer to drive patients to hospital as a small recompense for the 10s of thousands of pounds of treatment I've had from the NHS over the years.