[ ri-pey ]
/ rɪˈpeɪ /
verb (used with object), re·paid, re·pay·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), re·paid, re·pay·ing.
to make repayment or return.
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Origin of repay
re·pay·a·ble, adjectivere·pay·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·pay·ment, nounnon·re·pay·a·ble, adjective
non·re·pay·ing, adjectiveun·re·paid, adjectiveun·re·pay·a·ble, adjectivewell-re·paid, adjective
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/ (rɪˈpeɪ) /
verb -pays, -paying or -paid
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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