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requite

[ ri-kwahyt ]
/ rɪˈkwaɪt /
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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.

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Origin of requite

1520–30; re- + obsolete quite, variant of quit1
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British Dictionary definitions for requite

requite
/ (rɪˈkwaɪt) /

verb

(tr) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action
requitable, adjectiverequitement, nounrequiter, noun
C16: re- + obsolete quite to discharge, repay; see quit
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