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Definition of "repay" [re•pay]

  • To pay back: repaid a debt. (verb-transitive)
  • To give back, either in return or in compensation: repay kindness with kindness. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a return or compensation for: a company that repays hard work with bonuses. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or do in return: repay a call. (verb-transitive)
  • To make repayment or requital. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pay back (money) to (a person); refund or reimburse (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make a return for (something) by way of compensation (verb)

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Use "repay" in a sentence
  • "Josh the sales tax committed to repay is a dedicated revenue source, but not really collateral."
  • "The labels repay it by encouraging rivals like Amazon to Apple to put pressure on it. complains bitterly to the public and regulators that the big bad labels made it use DRM."
  • "They're going to use some of the government money that they got to repay, which is completely legal under the terms of the loan."