how to pronounce recompense


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recompense is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of recompense in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… sort of recompense for what they did to …”

meanings of recompense


  1. To give (something) in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.
  2. To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
  3. To give compensation for an injury, or other type of harm or damage.


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

recompense frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word recompense occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics recompense can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that recompense can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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