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

  Recoup \Re*coup"\, Recoupe \Re*coupe"\ (-k??p"), v. t. [F.
     recouper; pref. re- re- + couper to cut.]
     1. (Law) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting
        off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part)
        from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the
        rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for
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     2. To get an equivalent or compensation for; as, to recoup
        money lost at the gaming table; to recoup one's losses in
        the share market.
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     3. To reimburse; to indemnify; -- often used reflexively and
        in the passive.
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              Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold,
              she might recoup herself at Philip's cost. --Froude.
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              Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by
              extensive custom.                     --Duke of
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss [syn:
           recoup, reimburse]
      2: regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn:
         recover, recoup, recuperate]
      3: retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer
         is withholding taxes" [syn: withhold, deduct, recoup]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "recoup":
     atone, get back, kick back, make amends, make good,
     make reparation, make restitution, make up, make up for,
     make up to, pay back, pay in kind, quit, ransom, recapture,
     reclaim, reclaiming, reclamation, recompense, recoupment, recover,
     recovery, recruit, recuperate, recuperation, recycle, redeem,
     redemption, redress, refund, regain, regainment, reimburse,
     remunerate, renovate, reoccupation, reoccupy, repay, replevin,
     replevy, repossess, repossession, requite, rescue, restoration,
     restore, resume, resumption, retake, retaking, retrieval, retrieve,
     revindicate, revindication, revival, revive, salvage, take back,
     trover, win back

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