requite

[ri-kwahyt]
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:
1520–30; re- + obsolete quite, variant of quit

requitable, adjective
requitement, noun
requiter, noun
unrequitable, adjective
unrequiting, adjective


1. repay, reward, recompense, compensate, pay, remunerate, reimburse. 2. revenge.


2. forgive.
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requite (rɪˈkwaɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action
 
[C16: re- + obsolete quite to discharge, repay; see quit]
 
re'quitable
 
adj
 
re'quitement
 
n
 
re'quiter
 
n

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requite
1529, from M.E. re- "back" + quite "clear, pay up" (see quit).
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Example sentences
They, in turn, requite with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations.
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