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.

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