- to pay back or refund, as money.
- to make return for: She repaid the compliment with a smile.
- to make return to in any way: We can never repay you for your help.
- to return: to repay a visit.
- to make repayment or return.
Origin of repay
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1. reimburse, indemnify. 3. requite, reward.
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Examples from the Web for repaid
I think they looked at it as an opportunity to effectively get disguised financing…that is going to be repaid at a premium.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches
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This spring Tesla repaid its loan from the Department of Energy several years early and raised $1 billion in private capital.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game
September 25, 2013
The credit system functions only if people can sleep at night secure in the knowledge that their loans will be repaid.China’s Market Shivers and the World Freaks Out
June 24, 2013
Carl is repaid for his worldliness with failure and ignominy.American Dreams: ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather
February 27, 2013
Chrysler and GM have not repaid the bailout loans as is stated.Obama’s ‘The Road’ and Bush’s ‘The Pitch’ Both Smart Films, But Dubya’s Video Gave Hope
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It was good to see the loving look that reproved and repaid him.The Bacillus of Beauty
I don't know what they'll do about it; the money has been repaid.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Never, never, never has a single centime been repaid by a single one of these borrowers.In the Heart of Vosges
This brief interview has more than repaid me for all that I have ever suffered.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Mr Flintwinch, to whom these words were spoken, repaid the stranger's wonder in full.Little Dorrit
- to pay back (money) to (a person); refund or reimburse
- to make a return for (something) by way of compensationto repay kindness
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Word Origin and History for repaid
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