AskDefine | Define repay

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1 pay back; "Please refund me my money" [syn: refund, return, give back]
2 make repayment for or return something [syn: requite]
3 act or give recompensation in recognition of someone's behavior or actions [syn: reward, pay back]
4 answer back [syn: retort, come back, return, riposte, rejoin] [also: repaid]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ɻi'peɪ/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪ


  1. To pay back.


to pay back

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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