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King James Dictionary [1]


1. To compensate to make return of an equivalent for any thing given, done or suffered as, to recompense a person for services, for fidelity or for sacrifices of time, for loss or damages.

The word is followed by the person or the service. We recompense a person for his services, or we recompense his kindness. It is usually found more easy to neglect than to recompense a favor.

2. To require to repay to return an equivalent in a bad sense.

Recompense to no man evil for evil.  Romans 12 .

3. To make an equivalent return in profit or produce. The labor of man is recompensed by the fruits of the earth. 4. To compensate to make amends by any thing equivalent.

Solyman - said he would find occasion for them to recompense that disgrace.

5. To make restitution or an equivalent return for.  Numbers 5 .

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. t.) To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.

(2): ( n.) An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.

(3): ( v. i.) To give recompense; to make amends or requital.

(4): ( v. t.) To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for.

(5): ( v. t.) To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [3]

See Reward.