re·quite / riˈkwīt/ • v. [tr.] formal make appropriate return for (a favor or service); reward: they are quick to requite a kindness. ∎ avenge or retaliate for (an injury or wrong). ∎ return a favor to (someone): to win enough to requite my friends. ∎ respond to (love or affection); return: she did not requite his love.DERIVATIVES: re·quit·al / -ˈkwītl/ n.