from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make repayment or return for: requite another's love. See Synonyms at reciprocate.
- transitive v. To avenge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To return in kind; To repay; to recompense; to reward.
- v. To retaliate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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; to punish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To repay (either good or evil).
- In a bad sense, to retaliate; return evil for evil for or to; punish.
- To return.
- Synonyms Remunerate, Recompense, etc. (see indemnify), pay, repay, pay off.
- n. Requital.
- n. For counsel given unto the king is this thy just requite?
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make repayment for or return something
Middle English requiten : re-, re- + quiten, to pay; see quit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English: re- + quite (to clear, pay up) (Wiktionary)