- 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
Synonyms for repay
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- 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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