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Synonyms for repay
riˈpeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refund, return, repay, give back(verb)

    pay back

    "Please refund me my money"

    Synonyms:
    recall, take back, reward, devolve, deliver, pay back, riposte, retrovert, regress, revert, fall, refund, give, retort, bring back, generate, return, reelect, pass, yield, hark back, come back, render, requite, rejoin, give back, turn back

  2. requite, repay(verb)

    make repayment for or return something

    Synonyms:
    return, requite, give back, pay back, come back, reward, refund, retort, riposte, rejoin

  3. reward, repay, pay back(verb)

    act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

    Synonyms:
    get, reinforce, pay back, riposte, honor, pay off, refund, retort, reward, fix, honour, return, requite, come back, rejoin, give back

  4. retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin(verb)

    answer back

    Synonyms:
    recall, take back, devolve, bring back, pay back, riposte, deliver, retrovert, regress, revert, fall, refund, give, retort, reward, generate, return, reelect, pass, yield, hark back, come back, render, requite, rejoin, give back, turn back

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repay

    To repay or to retaliate, to punish or to reward, may be to make some return very inadequate to the benefit or injury received, or the right or wrong done; but to requite (according to its etymology) is to make so full and adequate a return as to quit oneself of all obligation of favor or hostility, of punishment or reward. Requite is often used in the more general sense of recompense or repay, but always with the suggestion, at least, of the original idea of full equivalent; when one speaks of requiting kindness with ingratitude, the expression gains force from the comparison of the actual with the proper and appropriate return. Compare PAY.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, compensate, pay, pay off, punish, quit, reciprocate, recompense, remunerate, requite, retaliate, return, revenge, reward, satisfy, settle with

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, excuse, forget, forgive, neglect, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass over, slight

    Preposition:
    To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repay

    Synonyms:
    remunerate, reimburse, recompense, reward, retaliate, requiter, fund

    Antonyms:
    defraud, misappropriate, embezzle, waste, alienate, extort, confiscate, exact

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. repay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    refund, reimburse, pay back, restore

  2. repay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    remunerate, compensate, reward, recompense, requite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. repay(v)

    Synonyms:
    refund, restore, reimburse, recompense, requite, revenge, avenge, retaliate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    reimburse, refund, pay, amortize, rebate, depreciate, reimbursement, return

How to pronounce repay?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say repay in sign language?

  1. repay

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How to use repay in a sentence?

  1. Roger Stanton:

    What Mr. Dennis may have thought was a nickel and dime theft was, in the end, the equivalent of a major bank heist, now, he will be a convicted felon who must repay all the stolen money.

  2. Kevin Clayton:

    We make a strong effort, any time a customer wants to purchase a home, to verify Clayton Homes have a reasonable ability to repay, it is in nobody's best interest if a home is foreclosed. In fact, if a home is foreclosed, everybody loses.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.

  4. Richard Ladkani:

    This is a vicious circle where people get more indebted, this one fisherman wound up owing the cartels $54,000 for 18 nets. He tried to get out, he finally came out and said there is no way I can repay the cartel. He was murdered.

  5. Tammy Norvell:

    I can’t repay him.


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