Etymology
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requite (v.)

c. 1400, requiten, "make return for, repay" (for good or ill), from Old French requiter or formed in English from re- "back" + Middle English quite "clear, pay up," an early variant of quit (v.) preserved in this word; in early use requite was often requit. Related: Requited; requiting.

updated on July 18, 2021

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