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requites

verb , present tense third-person singular of requite

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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
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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
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3 to make a return for
  • I fear my love for her will never be requited
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