Retribute
Retribute Re*trib"ute, v. t. [L. retributus, p. p. ofretribuere to retribute; pref re- + tribuere to bestow, assign, pay. See {Tribute}.] To pay back; to give in return, as payment, reward, or punishment; to requite; as, to retribute one for his kindness; to retribute just punishment to a criminal. [Obs. or R.] --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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  • retribute — v. retaliate, take revenge; requite, reciprocate, repay in kind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retribute — re·trib·ute …   English syllables

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