Repay - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpeɪ|  American pronunciation of the word repay
Brit.  |riːˈpeɪ|  British pronunciation of the word repay
irregular verb:  p.t. — repaid  p.p. — repaid


- pay back (syn: refund, return)
- make repayment for or return something (syn: requite)
- act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions (syn: reward)
- answer back (syn: rejoin, retort, return, riposte)


You can repay the mortgage over 30 years.

She would rather have to repay the bank than borrow from her parents and have to repay them.

How can I ever repay your kindness?

How can I ever repay you for your kindness?

I repaid him for his expenses.

She repaid me the money. / She repaid the money to me.

The firm will repay you for your travelling costs.

The success repays hard work.

It was unjust of your mother to repay my kindness with rudeness.

Your mortgage will be repaid over 25 years.

I'll repay you the money you lent me next week.

How can we repay him for everything he's done?

I'd like to buy them something to repay all their kindness.

The remaining property is sold to repay creditors.

He was unable to repay his debts to the moneylender.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repay
he/she/it: repays
present participle: repaying
past tense: repaid
past participle: repaid
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