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requite


requite

verb

Definition of REQUITE

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>
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>
3
to make a return for <I fear my love for her will never be requited>
Near Antonyms owe

February 27, 2015
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