American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Recompense

REC’OMPENSE, v.t.

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. Rom 12.

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. Num 5.

REC’OMPENSE, n.

1. An equivalent returned for any thing given, done or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; as a recompense for services, for damages, for loss, c.

2. Requital; return of evil or suffering or other equivalent; as a punishment.

To me belongeth vengeance and recompense. Deu 32.

And every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward. Heb 2.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Recompense," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VCSMUZLBE566GB.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Recompense." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VCSMUZLBE566GB.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Recompense' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VCSMUZLBE566GB.