retribute

verb

re·​trib·​ute
rə̇‧ˈtriˌbyüt,
ˈre‧trəˌ-
-ed/-ing/-s

transitive verb

: to pay back : give in return : requite

intransitive verb

obsolete : to make requital

Word History

Etymology

Latin retributus, past participle of retribuere to retribute

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“Retribute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retribute. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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