- 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 requited
But we have seen before the manner in which he requited hospitality.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
In return for the honour they did us, and the gifts of hospitality they gave the army, we requited them with honour.Anabasis
You have served me too faithfully and too well to be requited thus.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
He now supported it, though it requited his support with contumely.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
One death demands another, judgment is requited with judgment.The Day of Wrath
- (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 requited
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