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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

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How to use repay in a sentence?

  1. Michael Coutts Trotter:

    I feel a genuine debt of gratitude, so like it or not, you have to accept a deeper sense of responsibility to try to make something useful of your life to repay the trust people have invested in you.

  2. Ben Affleck:

    Most people can’t point to the moment that changed their life in such a dramatic way, but I can. It was the moment that Robin decided to take a flyer on that movie. I’ll always feel a huge debt to him although now I’ll never get to repay it.

  3. District Court Judge Scott Sells:

    Your actions were vicious and senseless. ... Kelsey Berreth spent her last night caring for you. You repay her by viciously beating her to death. Then you burned her body, your crimes deserve the absolute maximum punishment.

  4. Ashley Burke:

    There is no need for a tax increase on the coal industry. The only reason borrowing has been necessary is for the government to essentially repay itself for accumulated interest payments on legacy debt from the 70s and 80s.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    I hired a car on lease from Privatbank. It will take me only two years to repay the loan, Privatbank no longer operates in Crimea. What am I supposed to do?.

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