REC'OMPENSE, verb transitive
1. To compensate; to make return of an equivalent for any thing given, done or suffered; as, to recompense a person for services, for fidelity or for sacrifices of time, for loss or damages.
The word is followed by the person or the service. We recompense a person for his services, or we recompense his kindness. It is usually found more easy to neglect than to recompense a favor.
2. To require; to repay; to return an equivalent; in a bad sense.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Romans 12:17.
3. To make an equivalent return in profit or produce. The labor of man is recompensed by the fruits of the earth.
4. To compensate; to make amends by any thing equivalent.
Solyman - said he would find occasion for them to recompense that disgrace.
5. To make restitution or an equivalent return for. Numbers 5:7.
1. An equivalent returned for any thing given, done or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; as a recompense for services, for damages, for loss, etc.
2. Requital; return of evil or suffering or other equivalent; as a punishment.
To me belongeth vengeance and recompense Deuteronomy 32:35.
And every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward. Hebrews 2:2.