Definition of Repay

1. Verb. Pay back. "They repay them the money"; "Please refund me my money"

Exact synonyms: Give Back, Refund, Return
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Reimburse, Restitute, Restore
Derivative terms: Refund, Refund, Repayment, Repayment



2. Verb. Make repayment for or return something.
Exact synonyms: Requite
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Repayment, Repayment, Requital

3. Verb. Act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions.
Exact synonyms: Pay Back, Reward
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Reward

4. Verb. Answer back. "They repay that there was a traffic accident "
Exact synonyms: Come Back, Rejoin, Retort, Return, Riposte
Generic synonyms: Answer, Reply, Respond
Derivative terms: Comeback, Retort, Return, Riposte

Definition of Repay

1. v. t. To pay back; to refund; as, to repay money borrowed or advanced.

Definition of Repay

1. Verb. To pay back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repay

1. to pay back [v -PAID, -PAYING, -PAYS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repay

repatriates
repatriating
repatriation
repatriations
repats
repattern
repatterned
repatterning
repatterns
repave
repaved
repaver
repavers
repaves
repaving
repay (current term)
repayability
repayable
repayer
repayers
repaying
repayment rate
repayments
repays
repdigit
repdigits
repeal
repealability
repealable

Literary usage of Repay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... ял such, to repay what the defendant has been compelled to pay in consequence of a suretyship, is the question presented by the record. ..."

2. The Statutes of Nova Scotia by Nova Scotia (1892)
"An Act to enable the Municipality of St. Mary's, Guys- boro' County, to repay certain borrowed moneys. (Pa«sed the 30th da; of April, AD 1892. ..."

3. Free Trade Versus Fair Trade by Thomas Henry Farrer Farrer, Charles Henry Chomley (1904)
"If America owes us money she must repay, or pay interest, whether we buy her corn or not. into our own, as is shown fully below (Chapter ..."

4. Company Precedents, for Use in Relation to Companies Subject to the by Francis Beaufort Palmer (1881)
"Liberty to repay pro- mining paid by mistake. Upon the application of H., the off. liq. of, &c., Order that the said H. be at liberty to repay to the ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... and bound the town of Edinburgh to repay Edward the money advanced by him for the Princess Cecily's dower, the marriage being now annulled. ..."

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