Definitions for: Recoup

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

Webster (1913) 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

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

Synonyms: deduct, recover, recuperate, reimburse, withhold

See Also: acquire, catch up with, compensate, dock, get, hold on, keep, make up, recompense, remunerate

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