Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Re-reiterate transitive verb To reiterate many times. [ R.] "My re-reiterated wish." Tennyson.
Re-resolve transitive verb & i. To resolve again.
Resolves, and re-resolves , then dies the same. Young.
Repute transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Reputed
; present participle & verbal noun Reputing
.] [ French réputer
, Latin reputare
to count over, think over; prefix re-
re- + putare
to count, think. See Putative
.] To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight? Job xviii. 3.
The king your father was reputed for Shak.
A prince most prudent.
Repute noun 1. Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate.
He who regns Milton. 2. Specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to disrepute .
Monarch in heaven, till then as one secure
Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute .
"Dead stocks, which have been of repute
." F. Beaumont.
Reputedly adverb In common opinion or estimation; by repute.
Reputeless adjective Not having good repute; disreputable; disgraceful; inglorius. [ R.] Shak.
Requere transitive verb To require. [ Obsolete]
[ Middle English requeste
, Old French requeste
, French requête
, Late Latin requesta
, for requisita
, from Latin requirere
, to seek again, ask for. See Require
, and confer Quest
.] 1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty.
I will marry her, sir, at your request . Shak. 2. That which is asked for or requested.
"He gave them their request
." Ps. cvi. 15.
I will both hear and grant you your requests . Shak. 3. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand.
Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now. Sir W. Temple. Court of Requests
. (a) A local tribunal, sometimes called Court of Consience , founded by act of Parliament to facilitate the recovery of small debts from any inhabitant or trader in the district defined by the act; -- now mostly abolished
. (b) A court of equity for the relief of such persons as addressed the sovereign by supplication; -- now abolished. It was inferior to the Court of Chancery.
[ Eng.] Brande & C. Syn.
-- Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication; entreaty; suit.
Request transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Requested
; present participle & verbal noun Requesting
.] [ Confer Old French requester
, French requêter
.] 1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor. 2. To address with a request; to ask.
I request you Shak. Syn.
To give my poor host freedom.
-- To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See Beg
Requester noun One who requests; a petitioner.
Requicken transitive verb To quicken anew; to reanimate; to give new life to. Shak.
[ Acc. of Latin requies
rest, the first words of the Mass being " Requiem
aeternam dona eis, Domine," give eternal rest to them, O lord; prefix re-
re + quies
quiet. See Quiet
, and confer Requin
.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul.
We should profane the service of the dead Shak. 2. Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person. 3. Rest; quiet; peace.
To sing a requiem and such rest to her
As to peace-parted souls.
Else had I an eternal requiem kept, Sandys.
And in the arms of peace forever slept.
[ Latin requietorium
, from requiescere
, to rest. See Re
-, and Quiesce
.] A sepulcher.
[ Obsolete] Weever.
[ French, from reqiem
a Mass sung for the dead. See Requiem
.] (Zoology) The man-eater, or white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ); -- so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung.
Requirable adjective Capable of being required; proper to be required. Sir M. Hale.
Require transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Required
(-kw?rd"); present participle & verbal noun Requiring
.] [ Middle English requeren
, Old French requerre
, French requ...rir
; Latin prefix re-
re- + quaerere
to ask; confer Latin requirere
. See Query
, and confer Request
.] 1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
Shall I say to Cæsar Shak.
What you require of him?
By nature did what was by law required . Dryden. 2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
Just gave what life required , and gave no more. Goldsmith.
The two last [ biographies] require to be particularly noticed. J. A. Symonds. 3. To ask as a favor; to request.
I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way. Ezra viii. 22. Syn.
-- To claim; exact; enjoin; prescribe; direct; order; demand; need.
nt) noun 1. The act of requiring; demand; requisition. 2. That which is required; an imperative or authoritative command; an essential condition; something needed or necessary; a need.
One of those who believe that they can fill up every requirement contained in the rule of righteousness. J. M. Mason.
God gave her the child, and gave her too an instinctive knowledge of its nature and requirements . Hawthorne.
Requirer noun One who requires.
Requisite noun That which is required, or is necessary; something indispensable.
God, on his part, has declared the requisites on ours; what we must do to obtain blessings, is the great business of us all to know. Wake.
[ Latin requisitus
, past participle requirere
; prefix re-
re- + quaerere
to ask. See Require
.] Required by the nature of things, or by circumstances; so needful that it can not be dispensed with; necessary; indispensable.
All truth requisite for men to know. Milton. Syn.
-- Necessary; needful; indispensable; essential. -- Req"ui*site*ly
Requisition noun [ Confer French réquisition , Latin requisitio a searching.]
1. The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority. Specifically: (a) (International Law) A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice. Kent. (b) (Law) A notarial demand of a debt. Wharton. (c) (Mil.) A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc. Farrow. (d) A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service; as, a requisition for clothing, troops, or money. 2. That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries. 3. A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons; as, a reqisition for a public meeting. [ Eng.]
Requisition transitive verb
1. To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a district for forage; to requisition troops. 2. To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to requisition a person to be a candidate. [ Eng.]
Requisitionist noun One who makes or signs a requisition.
Requisitive adjective Expressing or implying demand. [ R.] Harris.
Requisitive noun One who, or that which, makes requisition; a requisitionist. [ R.]
Requisitor noun One who makes reqisition; esp., one authorized by a requisition to investigate facts.
Requisitory adjective Sought for; demanded. [ R.] Summary on Du Bartas (1621).
Requitable adjective That may be requited.
[ From Requite
.] The act of requiting; also, that which requites; return, good or bad, for anything done; in a good sense, compensation; recompense; as, the requital of services; in a bad sense, retaliation, or punishment; as, the requital of evil deeds.
No merit their aversion can remove, Waller. Syn.
Nor ill requital can efface their love.
-- Compensation; recompense; remuneration; reward; satisfaction; payment; retribution; retaliation; reprisal; punishment.
Requite transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Requited
; present participle & verbal noun Requiting
.] [ Prefix re-
.] To repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; to punish.
He can requite thee; for he knows the charma Milton.
That call fame on such gentle acts as these.
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand. Ps. x. 14. Syn.
-- To repay; reward; pay; compensate; remunerate; satisfy; recompense; punish; revenge.
Requitement (-m e nt) noun Requital [ Obsolete] E. Hall.
Requiter noun One who requites.
Rerebrace noun [ French arrière-bras .] (Anc. Armor) Armor for the upper part of the arm. Fairholt.
Reredemain noun [ French arrière back + de of + main hand.] A backward stroke. [ Obsolete]
[ From rear
+ French dos
back, Latin dorsum
. Confer Dorsal
.] (Architecture) (a) A screen or partition wall behind an altar. (b) The back of a fireplace. (c) The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls.
[ Also spelt reredosse
[ French arrière-fief
. See Rear
hinder, and Fief
.] (Scots Law) A fief held of a superior feudatory; a fief held by an under tenant. Blackstone.
Rereign intransitive verb To reign again.
Reremouse noun (Zoology) A rearmouse.
[ See Rearward
.] The rear guard of an army.
; plural Res
. [ Latin ] A thing; the particular thing; a matter; a point.
Resail transitive verb & i. To sail again; also, to sail back, as to a former port.
Resale noun A sale at second hand, or at retail; also, a second sale. Bacon.
Resalgar noun Realgar. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Resalute transitive verb To salute again.
Resaw (r...-s...") transitive verb To saw again; specifically, to saw a balk, or a timber, which has already been squared, into dimension lumber, as joists, boards, etc.
Rescat transitive verb [ Spanish rescattar .] To ransom; to release; to rescue. [ Obsolete] Howell.
Rescat noun [ Spanish rescate .] Ransom; release. [ Obsolete]
Rescind transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Rescinded
; present participle & verbal noun Rescinding
.] [ Latin rescindere
; pref re-
re- + scindere
to cut, split: confer French rescinder
. See Shism
.] 1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs. Jer. Taylor. 2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment. Syn.
-- To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void.
Rescindable adjective Capable of being rescinded.
Rescindment (-m e nt) noun The act of rescinding; rescission.
[ Latin rescissio
: confer French rescission
. See Rescind
.] The act of rescinding, abrogating, annulling, or vacating; as, the rescission of a law, decree, or judgment.