—v.t. 1. to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
2. to pay or give compensation for; make restitution or requital for (damage, injury, or the like).
—v.i. to make compensation for something; repay someone: no attempt to recompense for our trouble.
—n. 1. compensation, as for an injury, wrong, etc.: to make recompense for the loss one's carelessness has caused. 2. a repayment or requital, as for favors, gifts, etc.
3. a remuneration or reward, as for services, aid, or the like.