Definition for RE-QUITE

RE-QUITE, v.t. [from quit, L. cedo; Ir. cuitighim, to requite; cuiteach, recompense.]

  1. To repay either good or evil; in a good sense, to recompense; to return an equivalent in good; to reward. I also will requite you this kindness. – 2 Sam. ii. 1 Tim. v. In a bad sense, to retaliate; to return evil for evil; to punish. Joseph will certainly requite us all the evil which we did to him. – Gen. l.
  2. To do or give in return. He hath requited me evil for good. – 1 Sam. xxv.

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