Requite
Requite Re"quite" (r?-kw?t"), v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

He can requite thee; for he knows the charma That call fame on such gentle acts as these. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand. --Ps. x. 14. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To repay; reward; pay; compensate; remunerate; satisfy; recompense; punish; revenge. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • requite — index defray, disburse (pay out), indemnify, reciprocate, recoup (reimburse), recriminate, refund …   Law dictionary

  • requite — (v.) 1520s, from RE (Cf. re ) back + M.E. quite clear, pay up (see QUIT (Cf. quit)). Related: Requited; requiting …   Etymology dictionary

  • requite — *reciprocate, retaliate, return Analogous words: repay, recompense, compensate (see PAY): *satisfy, content: revenge (see AVENGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • requite — [ri kwīt′] vt. requited, requiting [ RE + quite, obs. var. of QUIT] 1. to make return or repayment for (a benefit, service, etc., or an injury, wrong, etc.) 2. to make return or repayment to for a benefit, injury, etc.; reward or retaliate… …   English World dictionary

  • requite — v.tr. 1 make return for (a service). 2 (often foll. by with) reward or avenge (a favour or injury). 3 (often foll. by for) make return to (a person). 4 (often foll. by for, with) repay with good or evil (requite like for like; requite hate with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • requite — transitive verb (requited; requiting) Etymology: re + obsolete quite to quit, pay, from Middle English quiten more at quit Date: 1529 1. a. to make return for ; repay b. to make retaliation for ; avenge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • requite — requitable, adj. requitement, n. requiter, n. /ri kwuyt /, v.t., requited, requiting. 1. to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.). 2. to make retaliation for (a wrong, injury, etc.); avenge. 3. to make return to (a person …   Universalium

  • requite — verb a) To return in kind; To repay; to recompense; to reward. He bowed slightly to K.s uncle, who appeared very flattered to make this new acquaintance, yet, being by nature incapable of expressing obligation, requited the Clerk of the Courts… …   Wiktionary

  • requite — Synonyms and related words: alternate, amend, atone, avenge, bandy, be quits with, change, commute, compensate, compensate for, content, cooperate, correct, counterchange, emend, exchange, get back at, get even with, get satisfaction, give and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • requite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. retaliate, avenge; repay, indemnify, make amends, reward. See retaliation, gratitude. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. remunerate, repay, recompense, compensate, reward, satisfy, pay off, settle with,… …   English dictionary for students

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”