requite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v requite make repayment for or return something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Requite 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. "He can requite thee; for he knows the charma
      That call fame on such gentle acts as these."
      "Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • requite To repay (either good or evil). In a good sense, to recompense; return an equivalent in good for or to; reward.
    • requite In a bad sense, to retaliate; return evil for evil for or to; punish.
    • requite To return.
    • requite Synonyms Remunerate, Recompense, etc. (see indemnify), pay, repay, pay off.
    • n requite Requital.
    • n requite For counsel given unto the king is this thy just requite?
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Requite rē-kwīt′ to repay: to retaliate
    • Requite requital
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + quit,

Usage

In literature:

God watches above thee, and He will requite; Stand firm and be faithful, desert not the right.
"Voices for the Speechless"
My brother is of a noble and generous disposition, and ready to requite those who do him favours.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
For so is vice requited!
"Christmas Entertainments" by Alice Maude Kellogg
The desire to requite this kindness pierced me to the quick.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
I shall endeavor, so far as it lies in my power, to requite them.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2" by Lady Wallace
If I ever meet him I will requite him, for I owe him all I now possess.
"Mr. Isaacs" by F. Marion Crawford
For requital of my devoted service, starvation stared me in the face.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
Do we deserve to have our love requited with hate?
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
God will requite you, my good lady; I will pray to Him to requite you.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
He gave me My life, and shall I slay him in requital?
"The Death of Balder" by Johannes Ewald
How they requited him all the world knows.
"Political Pamphlets" by George Saintsbury
In requital for which I treated them with a song, not of Romanvile, but the song of 'Sivord and the horse Grayman.
"The Pocket George Borrow" by George Borrow
Passers-by drank of the water, and requited the unexpected benefit with a short prayer.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
What can I do to requite them?
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
But when I praise a pretty wench's face, She in requital doth me oft embrace.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
My own acceptance is not that they are imposing upon us: that they are requiting us.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
For such service this seems a strange requital.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Let him prevail on you; your complaisance Shall be requited doubly.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Justice has had requital, and vengeance been appeased.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Did I not plead with him not to torture Baron Gaston, and tell him the saints would requite tenfold?
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

Intent on one great love, perfect,
Requited and for ever,
I missed love's everywhere
Small presence, thousand-guised.
"Confessions" by Kathleen Raine
No Moslem heaven for him who falls,
A bribed requital doles;
And while ye save your country,--ye,
Alas! may lose your souls!
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Before Thy throne my mournful cries I vent,
Thou Judge, concealed from view!
To yonder star a joyous saying went
With judgment's scales to rule us thou art sent,
And call'st thyself Requiter, too!
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
The second, then. "I bring Thee here
This royal robe, O Child!" he cried;
"Of silk 'tis spun, and such an one
There is not in the world beside;
So in the day of doom requite
Me with a heavenly robe of white!"
"The Three Kings Of Cologne" by Eugene Field
My ev'ry joy to thee I've sacrificed,
I throw me now before thy judgment-throne;
The many's scorn with boldness I've despised,—
Only—thy gifts by me were ever prized,—
I ask my wages now, Requiting One!
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
"For empty hopes,—corruption gives the lie—
Didst thou exchange what thou hadst surely done?
Six thousand years sped death in silence by,—
His corpse from out the grave e'er mounted high,
That mention made of the Requiting One?"
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

He first books I ever abridged were romances, novels as fantastic as Jules Verne with their relentless, requited love.
F ans of Weeds were bummed when Showtime announced that Romany Malco would not be returning as Mary-Louise Parker's impious business partner and finally requited squeeze.
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In science:

Note that since we already requite τ to be a bijection, it makes sense to talk about τ −1 as a function here.
Lipschitz embeddings of random sequences
Checking this needs the exact constants relating the Qi to the corresponding ni , but ∂L (cid:19)S,Qi 4 It is easy to check that the same result is obtained if we start with the definition T = (cid:18) ∂E the requited variation of E keeping S, Qi fixed.
A Microscopic Model for the Black hole - Black string Phase Transition
Clearly more lattice calculations in the high temperature limit are requited to settle this issue.
Lattice QCD at non-zero temperature
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