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Meaning of RECOUP

Pronunciation:  ri'koop

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"
  2. [v]  regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses"
  3. [v]  reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
 

RECOUP is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: deduct, recover, recuperate, reimburse, withhold
 
 See Also: acquire, catch up with, compensate, dock, get, hold on, keep, make up, recompense, remunerate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

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.

3. To reimburse; to indemnify; -- often used reflexively and
   in the passive.

         Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold,
         she might recoup herself at Philip's cost. --Froude.

         Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by
         extensive custom.                     --Duke of
                                               Argyll.

 

 

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