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requite

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of requite

  1. 1 to provide (someone) with a just payment for loss or injury <the company requited the employee who had fallen on the ice while leaving work by promptly paying all his medical bills, hoping that would stave off a lawsuit> Synonyms indemnify, recompense, recoup, remunerate, compensate, satisfyRelated Words refund, reimburse, repay; redress, remedy, repair; discharge, pay, quit

  2. 2 to punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for <the future writer would later requite the abuse he suffered at the hands of his classmates by creating scathing portraits of them in his novels> Synonyms redress, avenge, retaliate, revenge, venge [archaic]Related Words castigate, fix, get, penalize, punish, scourge; chasten, chastise, correct, discipline; right; compensate, pay (back), recompense, repayNear Antonyms absolve, condone, excuse, forgive, pardon, remit

  3. 3 to make a return for <I fear my love for her will never be requited> Synonyms recompense, repay, reciprocateRelated Words exchange; compensate, indemnify, pay, recoup, remunerate, satisfy; give back, refund, reimburse, restitute; avenge, get back (at), retaliate, revengeNear Antonyms owe




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