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.
- re·quit·a·ble, adjective
- re·quite·ment, noun
- re·quit·er, noun
- un·re·quit·a·ble, adjective
- un·re·quit·ing, adjective
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How to use requite in a sentence
Therefore neither shall my eye spare, nor will I have pity: I will requite their way upon their head.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
These cherished plants seemed to comprehend and requite unaffected love.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
He bid Henry apply to him when in danger, and promised to requite the son for the hospitality of the father.The Spy | J. Fenimore Cooper
Sir Henry yielded to his wish; and by every indulgence strove to requite the services he had rendered him.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III | Sophia Reeve
Whatever it might be, he would faithfully requite her; even to making his own purpose subservient to it.Under the Rose | Frederic Stewart Isham
British Dictionary definitions for requite
(tr) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action
- requitable, adjective
- requitement, noun
- requiter, noun
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