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Requite GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Requite GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/rɪˈkwaɪt/ (verb)


to give back or pay back something to someone in return for their favor, kindness, etc. reciprocate, compensate, make up for, return, recompense, retaliate, repay, revenge, avenge, even the score, tit for tat


The Rule of Obligation, also known as “reciprocity,” states that when others do something for us, we feel a strong need, even a push, to return and requite the favor. Returning the favor rids us of the obligation created by the first good deed. The adage “one good turn deserves another” seems to be a part of social conditioning in every culture. And, even beyond that, the maxim serves as an ethical code that does not necessarily need to be taught but nevertheless is understood. For example, when someone smiles or gives a compliment, we feel a great need to return the smile or compliment. Even when these gestures are unsolicited, we feel a sense of urgency to repay the person who has created the mental or psychological debt.


Parts of speech

Adjective: requitable

Noun: requitement

Noun: requital

Noun: requiter

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