- Requite is defined as to return or repay for a benefit, a service or a wrong that was corrected.
An example of requite is to bring food to a local firehouse to thank the first responders for their service.
requite definition by Webster's New World
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- requiter noun
requite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·quit·ed, re·quit·ing, re·quites
- To make repayment or return for: requite another's love. See Synonyms at reciprocate.
- To avenge.
Origin: Middle English requiten : re-, re- + quiten, to pay; see quit .
- re·quitˈa·ble adjective
- re·quitˈer noun