What does repay mean?

Definitions for repay
riˈpeɪre·pay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refund, return, repay, give backverb

    pay back

    "Please refund me my money"

  2. requite, repayverb

    make repayment for or return something

  3. reward, repay, pay backverb

    act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

  4. retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoinverb

    answer back

Wiktionary

  1. repayverb

    To pay back.

    I finally repaid my student loans, just before sending my kids to college.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REPAYverb

    Etymology: repayer, Fr. re and pay.

    According to their deeds he will repay recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. Is. lix. 18.

    The false honour, which he had so long enjoyed, was plentifully repaid in contempt. Francis Bacon.

    He clad
    Their nakedness with skins of beasts; or slain,
    Or as the snake with youthful coat repaid. John Milton.

    The poorest service is repaid with thanks. William Shakespeare.

    Fav’ring heav’n repaid my glorious toils
    With a sack’d palace and barbarick spoils. Alexander Pope.

    I have fought well for Persia, and repaid
    The benefit of birth with honest service. Nicholas Rowe.

    If you repay me not on such a day,
    Such sums as are express’d in the condition,
    Let the forfeit be an equal pound of your fair flesh. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repayverb

    to pay back; to refund; as, to repay money borrowed or advanced

  2. Repayverb

    to make return or requital for; to recompense; -- in a good or bad sense; as, to repay kindness; to repay an injury

  3. Repayverb

    to pay anew, or a second time, as a debt

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repay

    rē-pā′, v.t. to pay back: to make return for: to recompense: to pay again or a second time.—v.i. to requite.—adj. Repay′able, that is to be repaid: due, as a bill due in thirty days.—n. Repay′ment, act of repaying: the money or thing repaid.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'repay' in Verbs Frequency: #1034

Anagrams for repay »

  1. payer

  2. peary

  3. apery

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repay in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of repay in a Sentence

  1. Roger Stanton:

    What Mr. Dennis may have thought was a nickel and dime theft was, in the end, the equivalent of a major bank heist, now, he will be a convicted felon who must repay all the stolen money.

  2. David Brewster:

    There were a lot of concerns about... the ability of The Maldives to repay these loans to China, that a lot of these loans were for projects which were not necessarily very economically feasible, or which had been obtained by Chinese companies under very questionable circumstances.

  3. Jean Kalilani:

    The Fund has asked us to repay $6.4 million for buying vehicles which were not budgeted for and they have also pulled the plug on $574 million funding for the next two years because of allegations of financial mismanagement and political abuse.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.

  5. Paolo Gentiloni:

    It will have permanent consequences on financial markets because we have this European-denominated debt to be repaid in the next 30 years, on the future -- if this instrument works and we are able to agree on the new own resources to repay this common debt, I think we can have a serious discussion on further initiatives.

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