"give in return," 1570s, from Latin retributus, past participle of retribuere "give back, restore, repay" (see retribution). Related: Retributed; retributing.
Examples from the Web for retribute
Ena seemed to look on it at first as a retribution, but Archie insists that there never was anything to retribute.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
Can we retribute the sufferings which have been caused by the depreciation of our currency?Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton