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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Rec"om*pense
  1. To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate."He can not recompense me better." [Shak.]
  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.]
  3. To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.(R)" Recompense to no man evil for evil." [Rom. xii. 17.]
    synonyms: To repay; requite; compensate; reward; remunerate.

Etymology: F. r├ęcompenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L. pref. re- re- + compensare to compensate. See Compensate

verb Rec"om*pense
To give recompense; to make amends or requital.
noun Rec"om*pense
An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.

Etymology: Cf. F. r├ęcompense

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  2. Payment or reward (as for service rendered)
  3. Make payment to; compensate
  4. Make amends for; pay compensation for

From Middle English, a borrowing from Old French recompense, from Late Latin recompensare, from Latin re- (“again”) + compensare (“to balance out”)

  1. An equivalent returned for anything given, done, or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; requital.
  2. That which compensates for an injury, or other type of harm or damage.
    He offered money as for the damage, but what the injured party wanted as was an apology.

recompense was also found in the following language(s): Old French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Recompense

  • When was the first name Recompense first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Recompense is Sunday, June 17th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Recompense? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Recompense. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Recompense: Your name in reverse order is Esnepmocer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eopnecmres. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Recompense born May 28, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.