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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?

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How to say repay in sign language?

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How to use repay in a sentence?

  1. Elliott Abrams:

    We have made the argument, unsuccessfully to date, to both Russia and China that they are not helping themselves, if they are concerned ... about the recovery of money they have lent or invested, a bankrupt Venezuelan economy will never be able to repay those amounts, only a Venezuela in recovery will be able to do so.

  2. Jean Kalilani:

    The Fund has asked us to repay $6.4 million for buying vehicles which were not budgeted for and they have also pulled the plug on $574 million funding for the next two years because of allegations of financial mismanagement and political abuse.

  3. Yelena Kuznetsova:

    The company (GM Uzbekistan) is being investigated because the Russian distributor was unable to repay its debt.

  4. President Arul Kanda:

    If we repay the bonds, in theory we can close down the company. So long as the bonds remain, the company will remain.

  5. Mark Kantrowitz:

    If total student loan debt at graduation is less than the annual starting salary, the borrower will be able to repay his or her student loans in ten years or less.


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