refund, return, repay, give back(verb)
"Please refund me my money"
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
make repayment for or return something
reward, repay, pay back(verb)
act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin(verb)
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
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.
To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.
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How to use repay in a sentence?
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.
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.
The company (GM Uzbekistan) is being investigated because the Russian distributor was unable to repay its debt.
If we repay the bonds, in theory we can close down the company. So long as the bonds remain, the company will remain.
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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