- 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 repayment
In March, the company made an arrangement to accelerate the repayment date to 2017 – five years ahead of schedule.Tesla Motors will repay government loan nine years early
May 15, 2013
Republicans often insist that veterans should stand at the front of the repayment queue.Who Doesn't Get Paid if We Cross the Debt Ceiling?
January 14, 2013
But because the grant money is gone, it will be Italian citizens who will have to shoulder the repayment.The Mafia-Built Highway That Could Cost Italy $471 Million
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 7, 2012
They include executive orders to help homeowners with their mortgages and students with the repayment of loans.Why President Obama Loaded His State of the Union With Small Initiatives
January 26, 2012
He was known to give money to local businesses and not ask for repayment.Yakuza Goes Hollywood
September 23, 2011
When Simonides said that the repayment of a debt was justice, he did not mean to include that case?
He said that the repayment of a debt is just, and in saying so he appears to me to be right.
And we won't say anything about repayment either, this time.Audrey Craven
They took all they could get, but assuredly they never understood the obligation of repayment.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
The day for repayment came, but the poor man had not a single copeck.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
- 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 repayment
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