unrequiting


unrequiting

verb (used with object), re·quit·ed, re·quit·ing.

  1. to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.).
  2. to make retaliation for (a wrong, injury, etc.); avenge.
  3. to make return to (a person, group, etc.) for service, benefits, etc.
  4. to retaliate on (a person, group, etc.) for a wrong, injury, etc.
  5. to give or do in return.

verb

  1. (tr) to make return to (a person for a kindness or injury); repay with a similar action

v.c.1400, “repay” (for good or ill), from re- “back” + Middle English quite “clear, pay up,” earlier variant of quit (see quit). Related: Requited; requiting.

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