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1‘the Home Secretary contended that offenders should recompense their victims’
compensate, indemnify, repay, reimburse, pay money to, make reparation to, make restitution to, make amends to
2‘she wanted to recompense him in some way’
reward, pay, pay back
3‘she still hadn't received much to recompense her loss’
make up for, compensate for, make amends for, make restitution for, make reparation for, redress, make good, satisfy
1‘substantial damages were paid in recompense’
compensation, reparation, restitution, indemnification, indemnity
reimbursement, repayment, reward, redress, satisfaction
quid pro quo
archaic guerdon, meed
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