What does repay mean?

Definitions for repay
riˈpeɪre·pay

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word repay.

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.

ChatGPT

  1. repay

    To repay is to return or give back something, usually money, that has been borrowed, or to compensate or reward someone for their help or kindness. It can also mean to fulfil a promise or obligation.

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. Michael Poon:

    That is just unconstitutional, the law says you have to repay student loans. Biden is ignoring those laws, and he can’t do that.

  2. Tammy Norvell:

    I can’t repay him.

  3. Ashley Burke:

    There is no need for a tax increase on the coal industry. The only reason borrowing has been necessary is for the government to essentially repay itself for accumulated interest payments on legacy debt from the 70s and 80s.

  4. Proverb:

    If you borrow some chaff from the rich man you have to repay him with wheat.

  5. Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin:

    Both Lightfoot-Franklin and Both Lightfoot-Franklin husband reportedly called the campus and the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Districts transportation department repeatedly. Where is he ? The school doesnt know. The transportation doesnt know, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin said. So we were just riding around, looking for him. I didnt know where I was going. I just knew I would take the route to the school. PENNSYLVANIA GROUP DELIVERS THOUSANDS OF COOKIES TO FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING PANDEMIC After driving around theMiramesa neighborhood of Cypress, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin received a notification that Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin Ring doorbell camera detected activity at Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin front door. I dont know if your mommys here. Is Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin usually here, baby ? asked a mystery woman who appeared at the familys front door with Colton. Do you know mommys phone number ? the woman said. According to a post shared by Lightfoot-Franklin on Saturday, the woman, identified as Kim, said she found Colton running frantically down West Road. She said it looked like he was running for his life, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin said. Because it was Coltons first day back in the classroom, his teacher had placed a sticker with his address on his shirt. Kims daughter noticed the sticker, prompting her toput the address in her phone and found out she was about half a mile away. After driving towards his house, Colton began to recognize things and told Kim which way to turn. After waiting outside Coltons house, Lightfoot-Franklin eventually pulled up and proceeded to run and hug her son.The two mothersthen shared a hug. Theres nothing that we can do to repay her, like, she didnt have to stop. She couldve went on about her day. But she took the time to notice a little boy in trouble. Especially in this climate that were going through. Coronavirus. Everything. She took the time and risked her family being exposed to a stranger. She gave me a hug, knowing Im a stranger. That just shows that there are people still out there and compassionate that care about one another. We just want to thank her. I dont know what we can do, but I just want to formally thank her. Colton was back on the bus Friday, and he got off at the right bus stop to make it home before 5 p.m. Lightfoot-Franklin did not immediately return FoxNews request for comment. TEXAS PARAMEDIC RESCUES DOG THAT FELL OFF 70-FOOT CLIFF The Franklins reportedly have said the school district has apologized and is investigating to find out what exactly happened. But in a statement to KHOUfrom Leslie Francis, the school districtsassistant superintendent of communication and community relations, didnt acknowledge that.

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