what is difference between compensate and recompense
Borrowed from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare (“to weight together one thing against another, balance, make good, later also shorten, spare”), from com- (“together”) + pensare (“to weight”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.pən.seɪt/, /ˈkɒm.pɛn.seɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑm.pənˌseɪt/
- Rhymes: -eɪt
compensate (third-person singular simple present compensates, present participle compensating, simple past and past participle compensated)
- To do (something good) after (something bad) happens
- To pay or reward someone in exchange for work done or some other consideration.
- It is hard work, but they will compensate you well for it.
- (transitive, intransitive) To make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct, satisfy; to reach an agreement such that the scales are literally or (metaphorically) balanced; to equalize or make even.
- His loud voice cannot compensate for a lack of personality.
- To compensate me for his tree landing on my shed, my neighbor paved my driveway.
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- The pleasures of life do not compensate the miseries.
- To adjust or adapt to a change, often a harm or deprivation.
- I don’t like driving that old car because it always steers a little to the left so I’m forever compensating for that when I drive it. Trust me, it gets annoying real fast.
- To compensate for his broken leg, Gary uses crutches.
- (to do something good): See Thesaurus:compensate
- (to pay): guerdon, reimburse; see also Thesaurus:reimburse
- (to adjust to a change): acclimatize, acclimate, accommodate, accustom, adapt; see also Thesaurus:accustom
- (to make up for): See Thesaurus:atone or Thesaurus:offset
- compensate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- compensate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- inflection of compensare:
- second-person plural present indicative
- second-person plural imperative
- feminine plural of compensato
- second-person plural present active imperative of compēnsō
- (noun): From Middle English recompense, borrowed from Old French recompense or Medieval Latin recompensa.
- (verb): From Middle English recompensen, borrowed from Old French recompenser, from Late Latin recompensare, from Latin re- (“again”) + compensare (“to balance out”).
- IPA(key): /ˌɹɛkəmˈpɛns/
- Rhymes: -ɛns
recompense (countable and uncountable, plural recompenses)
- An equivalent returned for anything given, done, or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; requital.
- That which compensates for an injury, or other type of harm or damage.
recompense (third-person singular simple present recompenses, present participle recompensing, simple past and past participle recompensed)
- To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
- To give compensation for an injury, or other type of harm or damage.
- (transitive) To give (something) in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.
- Recompense to no man evil for evil.
recompense f (oblique plural recompenses, nominative singular recompense, nominative plural recompenses)
- recompense; compensation
- English: recompense
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌʁe.kõ.ˈpẽ.si/
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of recompensar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of recompensar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of recompensar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of recompensar
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of recompensar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of recompensar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of recompensar.