repaid

repay

[ri-pey]
verb (used with object), repaid, repaying.
1.
to pay back or refund, as money.
2.
to make return for: She repaid the compliment with a smile.
3.
to make return to in any way: We can never repay you for your help.
4.
to return: to repay a visit.
verb (used without object), repaid, repaying.
5.
to make repayment or return.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French repaier. See re-, pay1

repayable, adjective
repayability, noun
repayment, noun
nonrepayable, adjective
nonrepaying, adjective
unrepaid, adjective
unrepayable, adjective
well-repaid, adjective


1. reimburse, indemnify. 3. requite, reward.
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repay (rɪˈpeɪ)
 
vb , -pays, -paying, -paid
1.  to pay back (money) to (a person); refund or reimburse
2.  to make a return for (something) by way of compensation: to repay kindness
 
re'payable
 
adj
 
re'payment
 
n

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repay
1467 (implied in repayment), from O.Fr. repaier, from re- "back, again" + payer "to pay" (see pay).
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