What does the word requite mean?

Usage examples for requite

  1. If I must requite benevolence with malice and tenderness with hatred, be it her benevolence and tenderness, and not yours, that are thus requited. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  2. There came for the first time the full sense of what life might be, the shielding tenderness, the sure reliance, the pure affection, such as she saw Henry lavish on the shallow Queen, but which she could meet and requite in John. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
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