Requite meaning

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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.

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To make return or repayment for (a benefit, service, etc., or an injury, wrong, etc.)
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(now rare) To give or do in return.
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To make return or repayment to for a benefit, injury, etc.; reward or retaliate against.
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To return in kind; To repay; to recompense; to reward.
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Origin of requite

  • Middle English requiten re- re- quiten to pay quit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English: re- + quite (to clear, pay up)

    From Wiktionary