requite

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. retaliate, avenge; repay, indemnify, make amends, reward. See retaliation, gratitude.
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(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. remunerate, repay, recompense, compensate, reward, satisfy, pay off, settle with, retaliate, revenge, quit, return; see also pay 1 .
Ant. pardon*, slight, overlook.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To give compensation to: compensate, indemnify, pay, recompense, redress, reimburse, remunerate, repay. See PAY. 2. To give a satisfactory return to: compensate, indemnify, pay, recompense, remunerate, repay, reward. See PAY. 3. To give or take mutually: reciprocate, return. See CONNECT. 4. To exact revenge for or from: avenge, pay back, pay off, redress, repay, vindicate. Informal: fix. Archaic: wreak. Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind (or in one's own coin), settle (or square) accounts, take an eye for an eye. See FORGIVENESS.

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  • Requite — Re quite (r? kw?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Requited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requiting}.] [Pref. re + quit.] To repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • requite — index defray, disburse (pay out), indemnify, reciprocate, recoup (reimburse), recriminate, refund …   Law dictionary

  • requite — (v.) 1520s, from RE (Cf. re ) back + M.E. quite clear, pay up (see QUIT (Cf. quit)). Related: Requited; requiting …   Etymology dictionary

  • requite — *reciprocate, retaliate, return Analogous words: repay, recompense, compensate (see PAY): *satisfy, content: revenge (see AVENGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • requite — [ri kwīt′] vt. requited, requiting [ RE + quite, obs. var. of QUIT] 1. to make return or repayment for (a benefit, service, etc., or an injury, wrong, etc.) 2. to make return or repayment to for a benefit, injury, etc.; reward or retaliate… …   English World dictionary

  • requite — v.tr. 1 make return for (a service). 2 (often foll. by with) reward or avenge (a favour or injury). 3 (often foll. by for) make return to (a person). 4 (often foll. by for, with) repay with good or evil (requite like for like; requite hate with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • requite — transitive verb (requited; requiting) Etymology: re + obsolete quite to quit, pay, from Middle English quiten more at quit Date: 1529 1. a. to make return for ; repay b. to make retaliation for ; avenge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • requite — requitable, adj. requitement, n. requiter, n. /ri kwuyt /, v.t., requited, requiting. 1. to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.). 2. to make retaliation for (a wrong, injury, etc.); avenge. 3. to make return to (a person …   Universalium

  • requite — verb a) To return in kind; To repay; to recompense; to reward. He bowed slightly to K.s uncle, who appeared very flattered to make this new acquaintance, yet, being by nature incapable of expressing obligation, requited the Clerk of the Courts… …   Wiktionary

  • requite — Synonyms and related words: alternate, amend, atone, avenge, bandy, be quits with, change, commute, compensate, compensate for, content, cooperate, correct, counterchange, emend, exchange, get back at, get even with, get satisfaction, give and… …   Moby Thesaurus

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