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Definition of Recompense


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

Recompense Quotations

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
Samuel Johnson

May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
Germaine Greer

In recompense, envy may be the subtlest - perhaps I should say the most insidious - of the seven deadly sins.
Joseph Epstein

True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.
Emanuel Swedenborg
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Recompense Translations

recompense in French is restituer
recompense in Latin is merces mercedis
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