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requite

[ri-kwahyt] /rɪˈkwaɪt/
verb (used with object), 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.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; re- + obsolete quite, variant of quit
Related forms
requitable, adjective
requitement, noun
requiter, noun
unrequitable, adjective
unrequiting, adjective
Synonyms
1. repay, reward, recompense, compensate, pay, remunerate, reimburse. 2. revenge.
Antonyms
2. forgive.
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  • They, in turn, requite with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations.
British Dictionary definitions for requite

requite

/rɪˈkwaɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action
Derived Forms
requitable, adjective
requitement, noun
requiter, noun
Word Origin
C16: re- + obsolete quite to discharge, repay; see quit
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Word Origin and History for requite
v.

c.1400, "repay" (for good or ill), from re- "back" + Middle English quite "clear, pay up," earlier variant of quit (see quit). Related: Requited; requiting.

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