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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Example sentences
And it does all this with billions of money that could be used to, say, repay
  the government.
Ethically and practically, you have to repay the money.
Special funds repay herders for lost livestock-if no lion is harmed.
The cities and building owners will repay the loans from monies saved by
  reduced energy costs.
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