[ ri-kwahyt ]
/ rɪˈkwaɪt /
verb (used with object), re·quit·ed, re·quit·ing.
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
SYNONYMS FOR requite
ANTONYMS FOR requite
re·quit·a·ble, adjectivere·quite·ment, nounre·quit·er, nounun·re·quit·a·ble, adjective
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/ (rɪˈkwaɪt) /
(tr) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action
Word Origin for requite
C16: re- + obsolete quite to discharge, repay; see quit
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