Requite

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 requite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. retaliate, avenge; repay, indemnify, make amends, reward. See retaliation, gratitude. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. remunerate, repay, recompense, compensate, reward, satisfy, pay off, settle with,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 requite — re|quite [rıˈkwaıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: quite to pay up (13 19 centuries), from Old French quiter; QUIT] formal to give or do something in return for something done or given to you …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 requite — re|quite [ rı kwaıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to do or give something to someone because they have done or given something to you, usually something bad …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 requite — see QUIT …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 requite — re·quite || rɪ kwaɪt v. do in return, perform a reciprocal act; recompense, repay; avenge, retaliate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 requite — quieter …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 17 requite — [rɪ kwʌɪt] verb formal 1》 make appropriate return for (a favour or demonstration of affection, or a wrongdoing). 2》 return a favour to. Derivatives requital noun Origin C16: from re + obs. quite, var. of quit …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 requite — v. a. 1. Reward, recompense, compensate, remunerate, reciprocate, satisfy, pay, repay. 2. Retaliate, avenge, punish, revenge …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 requite — verb (T) formal to give or do something in return for something done or given to you in the past …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 requite — v 1. repay, satisfy, make repayment for, make amends, make reparation, make restitution; redress, atone for, make good, settle with, reimburse; reciprocate, pay back, recompense, compensate, give consideration or compensation for, make return to; …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder