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 for recompense
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recompense \Rec"om*pense\ (r[e^]k"[o^]m*p[e^]ns), v. t. [imp. &
     p. p. Recompensed (-p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Recompensing
     (-p?n`s?ng).] [F. r['e]compenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L.
     pref. re- re- + compensare to compensate. See Compensate.]
     1. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to
        requite; to remunerate; to compensate.
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              He can not recompense me better.      --Shak.
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     2. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to
        atone for; to pay for.
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              God recompenseth the gift.            --Robynson
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              To recompense
              My rash, but more unfortunate, misdeed. --Milton.
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     3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something
        earned or deserved. [R.]
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              Recompense to no man evil for evil.   --Rom. xii.
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     Syn: To repay; requite; compensate; reward; remunerate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recompense \Rec"om*pense\ (r?k"?m*p?ns), v. i.
     To give recompense; to make amends or requital. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recompense \Rec"om*pense\, n. [Cf. F. r['e]compense.]
     An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given;
     compensation; requital; suitable return.
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           To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense. --Deut.
                                                    xxii. 35.
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           And every transgression and disobedience received a
           just recompense of reward.               --Heb. ii. 2.
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     Syn: Repayment; compensation; remuneration; amends;
          satisfaction; reward; requital.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: payment or reward (as for service rendered)
      2: the act of compensating for service or loss or injury [syn:
         recompense, compensation]
      v 1: make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully
           repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third
           Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the
           accident" [syn: compensate, recompense, repair,
      2: make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not
         remunerated" [syn: compensate, recompense, remunerate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "recompense":
     accord, amend, amends, atone, atone for, atonement, award, balance,
     balancing, blood money, comeuppance, commutation, compensate,
     compensation, composition, compromise, consideration, correct,
     correction, counteraction, counterbalancing, cover, damages,
     desert, deserts, do penance, emend, expiate, expiation,
     expiatory offering, fee, fill up, fixing, get satisfaction,
     give and take, give satisfaction, grant, guerdon, honorarium,
     indemnification, indemnify, indemnity, just deserts, lex talionis,
     live down, make all square, make amends, make compensation,
     make good, make matters up, make reparation, make requital,
     make restitution, make retribution, make right, make up for,
     making amends, making good, making right, making up, meed, mending,
     offset, offsetting, overhaul, overhauling, pay, pay back,
     pay by installments, pay damages, pay off, pay on, pay reparations,
     pay the forfeit, pay the penalty, paying back, peace offering,
     piaculum, prepay, price, propitiate, propitiation, punishment,
     put right, put straight, put to rights, quit, quittance,
     reclamation, rectification, rectify, redeem, redemption, redress,
     refund, reimburse, reimbursement, remedy, remit, remunerate,
     remuneration, render, repair, repairing, reparation, repay,
     repayment, reprisal, requital, requite, requitement, restitution,
     retaliate, retaliation, retribution, return, revenge, reward,
     right, salary, salvage, satisfaction, satisfy, set right,
     set straight, set to rights, set up, smart money, solatium, square,
     square it, square things, squaring, substitution, tender,
     troubleshooting, vouchsafe, wergild, what is due,
     what is merited

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RECOMPENSE. A reward for services; remuneration for goods or other property. 
       2. In maritime law there is a distinction between recompense and 
  restitution. (q.v.) When goods have been lost by jettison, if at any 
  subsequent period of the voyage the remainder of the cargo be lost, the 
  owner of the goods lost by jettison cannot claim restitution from the owners 
  of the other goods; but in the case of expenses incurred with a view to the 
  general benefit, it is clear that they ought to be made good to the party, 
  whether he be an agent employed by the master in a foreign port or the ship 
  owner himself. 

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