Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 16, 2013 – requite
Posted on 05/16/2013 4:41:26 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1. to make return for : repay
2. to make retaliation for : avenge
3. to make suitable return to for a benefit or service or for an injury
Beautiful but malevolent, Maude requited Sydney's love with scorn and treachery.
"Odds are that OBrien's flare-up of romantic love for Amanda won't be requited."
From a movie review by John Wirt in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), November 16, 2012
You might be familiar with the phrase "unrequited love." Love that has not been requited is love that has not been returned or paid back in kind, which brings us to the common denominator in the above definitions for "requite"the idea of repayment,recompense, or retribution. The "quite" in "requite" is a now obsolete English verb meaning "to set free, discharge, or repay." ("Quite" is also related to the English verb "quit," the oldest meanings of which include "to pay up" and "to set free.") "Quiten," the Middle English source of "quite," can be traced back through Anglo-French to Latin "quietus" ("quiet" or "at rest"), a word which is also an ancestor of the English word "quiet."
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
Ugh. Requiet outside right now.....
Except fer them birds!
As the nations top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows.
requite - “how many times do I have to tell you kids to stop shouting!”
it wants me to sign up for something to read the story, but the title looked hilarious.
There will be no requite to the American people for the offenses of the obama Administration until Obamacare is repealed .
Oh no, sorry, it’s the Chicago Trib comparing obama to Mr. Tumnus, the fawn.
that kills me!!
Obama is quick to requite
Any mortal who gives him a fight
If you haven’t “bought it”
He calls for an audit
Rejoicing in malice and spite
Mister who the what?
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