requite

requite
requitable, adj.requitement, n.requiter, n.
/ri kwuyt"/, v.t., requited, requiting.
1. to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.).
2. to make retaliation for (a wrong, injury, etc.); avenge.
3. to make return to (a person, group, etc.) for service, benefits, etc.
4. to retaliate on (a person, group, etc.) for a wrong, injury, etc.
5. to give or do in return.
[1520-30; RE- + obs. quite, var. of QUIT]
Syn. 1. repay, reward, recompense, compensate, pay, remunerate, reimburse. 2. revenge.
Ant. 2. forgive.

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  • Requite — Re quite (r? kw?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Requited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requiting}.] [Pref. re + quit.] To repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • requite — index defray, disburse (pay out), indemnify, reciprocate, recoup (reimburse), recriminate, refund …   Law dictionary

  • requite — (v.) 1520s, from RE (Cf. re ) back + M.E. quite clear, pay up (see QUIT (Cf. quit)). Related: Requited; requiting …   Etymology dictionary

  • requite — *reciprocate, retaliate, return Analogous words: repay, recompense, compensate (see PAY): *satisfy, content: revenge (see AVENGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • requite — [ri kwīt′] vt. requited, requiting [ RE + quite, obs. var. of QUIT] 1. to make return or repayment for (a benefit, service, etc., or an injury, wrong, etc.) 2. to make return or repayment to for a benefit, injury, etc.; reward or retaliate… …   English World dictionary

  • requite — v.tr. 1 make return for (a service). 2 (often foll. by with) reward or avenge (a favour or injury). 3 (often foll. by for) make return to (a person). 4 (often foll. by for, with) repay with good or evil (requite like for like; requite hate with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • requite — transitive verb (requited; requiting) Etymology: re + obsolete quite to quit, pay, from Middle English quiten more at quit Date: 1529 1. a. to make return for ; repay b. to make retaliation for ; avenge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • requite — verb a) To return in kind; To repay; to recompense; to reward. He bowed slightly to K.s uncle, who appeared very flattered to make this new acquaintance, yet, being by nature incapable of expressing obligation, requited the Clerk of the Courts… …   Wiktionary

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