Definition of Requite

1. Verb. Make repayment for or return something.

Exact synonyms: Repay
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Repayment, Repayment, Requital



Definition of Requite

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Requite

1. Verb. To return in kind; To repay; to recompense; to reward. ¹

2. Verb. To retaliate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Requite

1. to make equivalent return for [v -QUITED, -QUITING, -QUITES]

Medical Definition of Requite

1. 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) Synonym: To repay, reward, pay, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, recompense, punish, revenge. Origin: Pref. Re- + quit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Requite

requisitioner
requisitioners
requisitioning
requisitionist
requisitionists
requisitions
requisitive
requisitives
requisitor
requisitors
requisitory
requit
requitable
requital
requitals
requite (current term)
requited
requitement
requiter
requiters
requites
requiting
requits
requitted
requote
requoted
requotes
requoting
requoyle
requoyled

Literary usage of Requite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... thy lofs requite, Whene'er, by Jove's dec'ree, our conqu'ring pow'rs 165 Shall humble to the duft her lofty tow'rs. Then thus the king. ..."

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