Search Result for "recoup":
1. reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss;
[syn: recoup, reimburse]
2. regain or make up for;
- Example: "recuperate one's losses"
[syn: recover, recoup, recuperate]
3. retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments;
- Example: "My employer is withholding taxes"
[syn: withhold, deduct, recoup]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recoup \Re*coup"\, Recoupe \Re*coupe"\ (-k??p"), v. t. [F. recouper; pref. re- re- + couper to cut.] 1. (Law) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction. [1913 Webster] 2. To get an equivalent or compensation for; as, to recoup money lost at the gaming table; to recoup one's losses in the share market. [1913 Webster] 3. To reimburse; to indemnify; -- often used reflexively and in the passive. [1913 Webster] Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold, she might recoup herself at Philip's cost. --Froude. [1913 Webster] Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom. --Duke of Argyll. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "recoup": atone, get back, kick back, make amends, make good, make reparation, make restitution, make up, make up for, make up to, pay back, pay in kind, quit, ransom, recapture, reclaim, reclaiming, reclamation, recompense, recoupment, recover, recovery, recruit, recuperate, recuperation, recycle, redeem, redemption, redress, refund, regain, regainment, reimburse, remunerate, renovate, reoccupation, reoccupy, repay, replevin, replevy, repossess, repossession, requite, rescue, restoration, restore, resume, resumption, retake, retaking, retrieval, retrieve, revindicate, revindication, revival, revive, salvage, take back, trover, win back