Requite is a verb that means to repay or to make retaliation for.
Having its origin in Middle English, our word of the day simply means to repay, but the repayment may take place in different forms. You can requite a person’s love or requite an act of violence. For example: The kid that was mean to me in high school was probably afraid I would requite his meanness at the reunion. But I’ve moved past that and prefer to requite the acts of kindness I received from my friends.