2. To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for. God recompenseth the gift. (Robynson (More's utopia)) To recompense My rash, but more unfortunate, misdeed. (milton)
Origin: F. Recompenser, LL. Recompensare, fr.L. Pref. Re- re- _ compensare to compensate. See Compensate.
An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return. To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense. (Deut. Xxii. 35) And every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward. (Heb. Ii. 2)
Origin: Cf. F. Recompense.