- to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.).
- to make retaliation for (a wrong, injury, etc.); avenge.
- to make return to (a person, group, etc.) for service, benefits, etc.
- to retaliate on (a person, group, etc.) for a wrong, injury, etc.
- to give or do in return.
Origin of requite
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1. repay, reward, recompense, compensate, pay, remunerate, reimburse. 2. revenge.
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Examples from the Web for unrequitable
But the curse came to some here and some there—the curse of an unrequitable passion.The Shadow of a Crime
- (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
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Word Origin and History for unrequitable
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