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tr.v. re·quit·ed, re·quit·ing, re·quites
a. To make return for (something done or felt) in a similar or appropriate fashion: "Pearl felt the sentiment, and requited it with the bitterest hatred that can be supposed to rankle in a childish bosom" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
b. To avenge (an insult or wrongdoing).
a. To respond to (another) or do something to or for (another) in return for that person's action or emotion: "If he love me to madness, I shall never requite him" (Shakespeare).
b. To get revenge on (another) for wrongdoing.
[Middle English requiten : re-, re- + quiten, to pay; see quit.]
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(tr) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action
[C16: re- + obsolete quite to discharge, repay; see quit]
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v.t. -quit•ed, -quit•ing.
1. to make repayment for (service, benefits, etc.).
2. to retaliate for (a wrong, injury, etc.); avenge.
3. to repay in kind, either for a kindness or an injury.
4. to give or do in return.
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Past participle: requited
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|Verb||1.||requite - make repayment for or return something|
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
pay - make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"
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1. To give compensation to:
2. To give a satisfactory return to:
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requite[rɪˈkwaɪt] VT (frm) (= make return for) → compensar, recompensar
to requite sb's love → corresponder al amor de algn
that love was not requited → ese amor no fue correspondido
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