verb re·trib·ute \rə̇‧ˈtriˌbyüt, ˈre‧trəˌ-\

Definition of retribute


  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pay back :  give in return :  requite

  3. intransitive verb
  4. obsolete :  to make requital

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Origin and Etymology of retribute

Latin retributus, past participle of retribuere to retribute

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a trip made at another's expense

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