verb[with object] • formal
- 1Make appropriate return for (a favor, service, or wrongdoing): they are quick to requite a kindnessMore example sentences
- Because of this expectation that the accepter will somehow requite the gift, Scripture tells us to be very selective in accepting gifts.
- The next line in Moses's Song takes up the image: ‘Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise?’
- 1.2Respond to (love or affection); return: she did not requite his loveMore example sentences
- She is someone who has fallen in love and who cannot believe that such love can be requited.
- This was hard on Thompson, who, a few years earlier, had dug up an entire bed of irises in his mother's garden as an attempted exorcism of his insufficiently requited love for her.
- A couple of scenes later, her unrequited love has been requited, and the two of them are in bed together.
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- I have taken a strong position against schemes of extortion from the fellow citizens of people here in America, based on the idea that somehow or another that would be requital for slavery.
- You still desire the satisfaction of revenge as requital for the pain you felt.
- We saw earlier that, although human punishment does not bear the full burden of requiting good and evil, it must hold up requital as an ideal.