recoup

Part of speech: verb

To obtain compensation for ( a loss); make up; recover.

Part of speech: verb

To reimburse ( a person) for a loss; indemnify.

Part of speech: verb

To keep back ( something due) in order to make a counter - claim.

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Usage examples "recoup":

  1. Farewell, worthy merchant for whose loss I should grieve, did I not know that soon you will recoup yourself out of gentle pockets. - "The Virgin of the Sun", H. R. Haggard.
  2. The men who have backed my harbor work have lost so heavily in the strike that they feel now they must recoup. - "The Harbor", Ernest Poole.
  3. If a coalition of nations could defeat and blockade Great Britain, they could easily recoup themselves for any expenditures involved. - "American World Policies", Walter E. Weyl.