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RECOMPENSE, rek'om-pens, _v.t._ to return an equivalent for anything: to repay or requite: to reward: to compensate: to remunerate.--_n._ that which is returned as an equivalent: repayment: reward: compensation: remuneration.--_n._ REC'OMPENSER. [Fr. _recompenser_--L. _re-_, again, _compens[=a]re_, to compensate.]

RECOMPILE, r[=e]-kom-p[=i]l', _v.t._ to compile anew.--_ns._ RECOMPIL[=A]'TION, RECOMPILE'MENT, a new compilation.

RECOMPLETE, r[=e]-kom-pl[=e]t', _v.t._ to complete anew.--_n._ RECOMPL[=E]'TION.

RECOMPOSE, r[=e]-kom-p[=o]z', _v.t._ to compose again or anew: to form anew: to soothe or quiet.--_ns._ RECOMPOS'ER; RECOMPOSI'TION.

RECONCILE, rek'on-s[=i]l, _v.t._ to restore to friendship or union: to bring to agreement: to bring to contentment: to pacify: to make consistent: to adjust or compose.--_adj._ REC'ONCILABLE, that may be reconciled: that may be made to agree: consistent.--_n._ REC'ONCILABLENESS, possibility of being reconciled: consistency: harmony.--_adv._ REC'ONCILABLY, in a reconcilable manner.--_ns._ REC'ONCILER; RECONCILI[=A]'TION, REC'ONCILEMENT, act of reconciling: state of being reconciled: renewal of friendship: propitiation: atonement: the bringing to agreement things at variance.--_adj._ RECONCIL'IATORY, serving or tending to reconcile. [Fr.

_reconcilier_--L. _re-_, again, _concili[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to call together.]

RECONDENSE, r[=e]-kon-dens', _v.t._ to condense again.--_n._ RECONDENS[=A]'TION.

RECONDITE, r[=e]-kon'dit, or rek'on-d[=i]t, _adj._ secret: abstruse: profound.--_ns._ RECONDITE'NESS; RECON'DITORY, a storehouse. [L.

_recond[)e]re_, _-itum_, to put away--_re-_, again, _cond[)e]re_, to put together.]

RECONDUCT, r[=e]-kon-dukt', _v.t._ to conduct back or anew.

RECONFIRM, r[=e]-kon-f[.e]rm', _v.t._ to confirm again.

RECONJOIN, r[=e]-kon-join', _v.t._ to join anew.

RECONNAISSANCE, re-kon'i-sans, _n._ the act of reconnoitring: a survey or examination: the examination of a tract of country with a view to military or engineering operations.--RECONNAISSANCE IN FORCE, an attack by a body of troops to discover the strength of the enemy. [Fr.]

RECONNOITRE, rek-o-noi't[.e]r, _v.t._ to survey or examine: to survey with a view to military operations.--_v.i._ to make preliminary examination:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ reconnoi'tred.--_n._ a preliminary survey. [O. Fr. _reconoistre_ (Fr. _reconnaitre_)--L. _recognosc[)e]re_, to recognise.]

RECONQUER, r[=e]-kong'k[.e]r, _v.t._ to conquer again: to recover: to regain.--_n._ RECON'QUEST.

RECONSECRATE, r[=e]-kon's[=e]-kr[=a]t, _v.t._ to consecrate anew.--_n._ RECONSECR[=A]'TION.

RECONSIDER, r[=e]-kon-sid'[.e]r, _v.t._ to consider again, as to reconsider a motion or vote: to review.--_n._ RECONSIDER[=A]'TION.

RECONSOLATE, r[=e]-kon's[=o]-l[=a]t, _v.t._ (_obs._) to comfort again.

RECONSOLIDATE, r[=e]-kon-sol'i-d[=a]t, _v.t._ to consolidate anew.--_n._ RECONSOLID[=A]'TION.

RECONSTITUTE, r[=e]-kon'sti-t[=u]t, _v.t._ to construct anew.--_adj._ RECONSTIT'[=U]ENT.--_n._ RECONSTIT[=U]'TION.

RECONSTRUCT, r[=e]-kon-strukt', _v.t._ to construct again: to rebuild.--_n._ RECONSTRUC'TION.--_adj._ RECONSTRUC'TIONARY.--_n._ RECONSTRUC'TIONIST.--_adj._ RECONSTRUC'TIVE, able or tending to reconstruct.

RECONTINUE, r[=e]-kon-tin'[=u], _v.t._ and _v.i._ to continue anew.--_n._ RECONTIN'[=U]ANCE.

RECONVALESCENCE, r[=e]-kon-val-es'ens, _n._ restoration to health.

RECONVENE, r[=e]-kon-v[=e]n', _v.t._ to convene or call together again.--_v.i._ to come together again.

RECONVENT, r[=e]-kon-vent', _v.t._ to assemble together again.--_n._ RECONVEN'TION, a counter-action by a defendant against a plaintiff.

RECONVERT, r[=e]-kon-v[.e]rt', _v.t._ to convert again.--_n._ RECONVER'SION.

RECONVEY, r[=e]-kon-v[=a]', _v.t._ to transfer back to a former owner, as an estate.--_n._ RECONVEY'ANCE.

RECORD, r[=e]-kord', _v.t._ to write anything formally, to preserve evidence of it: to bear witness to: to register or enrol: to celebrate.--_adj._ RECORD'ABLE, able to be recorded, worthy of record.--_ns._ RECORD[=A]'TION (_Shak._), remembrance; RECORD'ER, one who records or registers, esp. the rolls, &c., of a city: a judge of a city or borough court of quarter-sessions: an old musical instrument somewhat like a flageolet, but with the lower part wider than the upper, and a mouthpiece resembling the beak of a bird: a registering apparatus in telegraphy; RECORD'ERSHIP, the office of recorder, or the time of holding it. [O. Fr.

_recorder_--L. _record[=a]re_, to call to mind--_re-_, again, _cor_, _cordis_, the heart.]

RECORD, rek'ord, _n._ a register: a formal writing of any fact or proceeding: a book of such writings: a witness, a memorial: memory, remembrance: anything entered in the rolls of a court, esp. the formal statements or pleadings of parties in a litigation.--_n._ REC'ORD-OFF'ICE, a place where public records are kept.--BEAT, or BREAK, THE RECORD, to outdo the highest achievement yet done; CLOSE THE RECORD, an act of a Scottish judge after each party has said all he wishes to say by way of statement and answer; PUBLIC RECORDS, contemporary authenticated statements of the proceedings of the legislature, and the judgments of those higher courts of law known as Courts of Record; TRIAL BY RECORD, a common law mode of trial when a disputed former decision of the court is settled by producing the record.

RECOUNT, r[=e]-kownt', _v.t._ to count again: to tell over again: to narrate the particulars of: to detail.--_n._ a second or repeated count.--_ns._ RECOUNT'AL, RECOUNT'MENT, relation in detail, recital. [O.

Fr. _reconter_--_re-_, again, _conter_, to tell.]

RECOUP, r[=e]-k[=oo]p', _v.t._ to make good: to indemnify.--_adj._ RECOUPe (_her._), divided a second time.--_n._ RECOUP'MENT, reimbursement: (_law_) reduction of the plaintiff's damages by keeping out a part. [Fr.

_recouper_, to cut again--_re-_, again, _couper_, to cut, _coup_, a stroke--Low L. _colpus_--L. _colaphus_.]

RECOURE, r[=e]-k[=oo]r', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to recover.

RECOURSE, r[=e]-k[=o]rs', _n._ a going to for aid or protection: access.--_v.i._ to return.--_adj._ RECOURSE'FUL, returning. [Fr.

_recours_--L. _recursus_--_re-_, back, _curr[)e]re_, _cursum_, to run.]

RECOVER, r[=e]-kuv'[.e]r, _v.t._ to cover again.

RECOVER, r[=e]-kuv'[.e]r, _v.t._ to get possession of again: to make up for: to retrieve: to cure: to revive: to bring back to any former state: to rescue: to obtain as compensation: to obtain for injury or debt: to reconcile.--_v.i._ to regain health: to regain any former state: (_law_) to obtain a judgment.--_n._ recovery: the forward movement in rowing, after one stroke to take another.--_n._ RECOVERABIL'ITY, the state of being recoverable.--_adj._ RECOV'ERABLE, that may be recovered or regained: capable of being brought to a former condition.--_ns._ RECOV'ERABLENESS, the state of being recoverable: capability of being recovered; RECOVEREE', one against whom a judgment is obtained in common recovery; RECOV'ERER, one who recovers; RECOV'EROR, one who recovers a judgment in common recovery; RECOV'ERY, the act of recovering: the act of regaining anything lost: restoration to health or to any former state: the power of recovering anything: (_law_) a verdict giving right to the recovery of debts or costs.

[O. Fr. _recovrer_--L. _recuper[=a]re_--_re-_, again, and Sabine _cuprus_, good; some suggest _cup[)e]re_, to desire.]

RECREANT, rek'r[=e]-ant, _adj._ cowardly: false: apostate: renegade.--_n._ a mean-spirited wretch: an apostate: a renegade.--_n._ REC'R[=E]ANCY, the quality of a recreant: a yielding, mean, cowardly spirit.--_adv._ REC'R[=E]ANTLY. [O. Fr., pr.p. of _recroire_, to change belief--Low L.

(_se_) _re-cred[)e]re_, to own one's self beaten--L. _re-_, again, _cred[)e]re_, to believe.]

RECREATE, rek'r[=e]-[=a]t, _v.t._ to revive: to reanimate: to cheer or amuse: to refresh: to delight.--_v.i._ to take recreation.--_n._ RECRE[=A]'TION, the act of recreating or state of being recreated: refreshment after toil, sorrow, &c.: diversion: amusement: sport.--_adjs._ RECRE[=A]'TIONAL, REC'RE[=A]TIVE, serving to recreate or refresh: giving relief in weariness, &c.: amusing.--_adv._ REC'RE[=A]TIVELY, so as to afford recreation or diversion.--_n._ REC'RE[=A]TIVENESS, the quality of being refreshing or amusing.

RECREMENT, rek'r[=e]-ment, _n._ superfluous matter: dross.--_adjs._ RECREMENT'AL, RECREMENTI'TIAL, RECREMENTI'TIOUS. [L. _recrementum_, dross.]

RECRIMINATE, r[=e]-krim'in-[=a]t, _v.t._ to criminate or accuse in return.--_v.i._ to charge an accuser with a similar crime.--_n._ RECRIMIN[=A]'TION, the act of recriminating or returning one accusation by another: a countercharge or accusation.--_adjs._ RECRIM'IN[=A]TIVE, RECRIM'IN[=A]TORY, recriminating or retorting accusations or charges.--_n._ RECRIM'IN[=A]TOR, one who recriminates.

RECROSS, r[=e]-kros', _v.t._ to cross again.--_adj._ RECROSSED' (_her._), having the ends crossed.

RECRUCIFY, r[=e]-kr[=oo]s'i-f[=i], _v.t._ to crucify anew.

RECRUDESCENT, r[=e]-kr[=oo]-des'ent, _adj._ growing sore or painful again.--_v.i._ RECRUDESCE', to become raw again: to be renewed.--_ns._ RECRUDES'CENCE, RECRU'DENCY, RECRUDES'CENCY, the state of becoming sore again: a state of relapse: (_med._) increased activity after recovery: (_bot._) the production of a fresh shoot from a ripened spike. [L.

_recrudescens_, _-entis_, pr.p. of _recrudesc[)e]re_, to become raw again--_re-_, again, _crudesc[)e]re_, to become raw--_crudis_, crude.]

RECRUIT, r[=e]-kr[=oo]t', _v.i._ to obtain fresh supplies: to recover in health, &c.: to enlist new soldiers.--_v.t._ to repair: to supply: to supply with recruits.--_n._ the supply of any want: a substitute for something wanting: a newly enlisted soldier.--_ns._ RECRUIT'AL, renewed supply; RECRUIT'ER.--_adj._ RECRUIT'ING, obtaining new supplies: enlisting recruits.--_n._ the business of obtaining new supplies or enlisting new soldiers.--_ns._ RECRUIT'ING-GROUND, a place where recruits may be obtained; RECRUIT'ING-PAR'TY, a party of soldiers engaged in enlisting recruits; RECRUIT'ING-SER'GEANT, a sergeant who enlists recruits; RECRUIT'MENT, the act, business, or employment of raising new supplies of men for an army. [O. Fr. _recruter_--_re-_, _croitre_--L.

_recresc[)e]re_--_re-_, again, _cresc[)e]re_, to grow.]

RECRYSTALLISATION, r[=e]-kris-tal-[=i]z-[=a]'shun, _n._ the process of crystallising again.--_v.t._ and _v.i._ R[=E]CRYS'TALLISE.


RECTANGLE, rek'tang-gl, _n._ a four-sided figure with all its angles right angles and its opposite sides equal.--_adjs._ REC'TANGLED, having right angles; RECTANG'[=U]LAR, right-angled.--_n._ RECTANG[=U]LAR'ITY, the state or quality of being right-angled.--_adv._ RECTANG'[=U]LARLY, with, or at, right angles.--_n._ RECTANG'[=U]LARNESS.--RECTANGULAR HYPERBOLA, a hyperbola whose asymptotes are at right angles to one another; RECTANGULAR SOLID, a solid whose axis is perpendicular to its base. [Fr.,--L. _rectus_, right, _angulus_, an angle.]

RECTIFY, rek'ti-f[=i], _v.t._ to make straight or right: to adjust: to correct or redress: to purify by repeated crystallisation or sublimation, or by distillations: (_math._) to determine the length of a curve included between two limits: to prepare a sun-dial for an observation:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ rec'tified.--_adj._ RECTIF[=I]'ABLE, that may be rectified or set right.--_ns._ RECTIFIC[=A]'TION, the act of rectifying or setting right: the process of refining any substance by repeated distillation: rectification of a globe, its adjustment preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem; REC'TIFIER, one who corrects: one who refines a substance by repeated distillation.--RECTIFY THE COURSE OF A VESSEL, to determine its true course from indications of the ship's compass, and allowing for magnetic variations, &c.; RECTIFY THE GLOBE, to bring the sun's place in the ecliptic on a globe to the brass meridian. [Fr.,--L. _rectus_, straight, _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

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