requite

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Requite \Re"quite"\ (r?-kw?t"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Requited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requiting}.] [Pref. re- + quit.] To repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; to punish.

He can requite thee; for he knows the charma That call fame on such gentle acts as these. --Milton.

Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand. --Ps. x. 14.

Syn: To repay; reward; pay; compensate; remunerate; satisfy; recompense; punish; revenge.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

requite

verb

1: make repayment for or return something [syn: {requite}, {repay}]


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