Part of speech: verb

To repay; require; indemnify.

Part of speech: verb

To pay for.

Part of speech: noun

An equivalent; payment.

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Usage examples "recompense":

  1. " But not without recompense to you would he take the Fleece. - "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles", Padraic Colum.
  2. The cardinal, in effect, received an offer from Heraugiere in the course of a few months not only to surrender Breda, without previous recompense, but likewise to place Gertruydenberg, the governor of which city was his relative, in the king's possession. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. As for recompense, I want none. - "Cinq Mars, Complete", Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009.