What does requite mean?

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  1. To return something (usually something figurative) that has been given; to repay; to recompense
  2. To retaliate.
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Because of this expectation that the accepter will somehow requite the gift, Scripture tells us to be very selective in accepting gifts.
I beg that you will set me free, and I will some day requite your kindness.
In return, I did what I could to requite her, and my good will was not overlooked.
She is love-struck and will requite the strong love that she thinks Benedick feels for her.
When Hero and Ursula leave, Beatrice decides that she will give up her proud ways, and requite Benedick's love.
Have you grown sleek and fat and smug in my service that you should requite me thus?

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