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
The bank's projected post-repayment capital ratios look sturdy enough, but credit losses remain high.
The company has to present a repayment plan to the court, but the court can
  reject it and impose a plan of its own.
After an initial period, payments surge as principal repayment kicks in.
Borrowing allows younger people to consume something now and commit themselves
  to repayment over some future period.
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