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Synonyms for repay
riˈpeɪre·pay

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refund, return, repay, give backverb

    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, repayverb

    make repayment for or return something

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

  3. reward, repay, pay backverb

    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, rejoinverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. repayverb

    Synonyms:
    refund, reimburse, pay back, restore

  2. repayverb

    Synonyms:
    remunerate, compensate, reward, recompense, requite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. repayverb

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

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How to use repay in a sentence?

  1. John Wooden:

    You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

  2. Yanis Varoufakis:

    Over July-August the finance ministry will have to borrow 6.7 billion euros from our partners in one way or the other to repay bonds from the SMP program, about 27 billion euros of those bonds are still left, which should be repaid in the next months or years. These bonds should be pushed back to the distant future. This is clear.

  3. Iris Pang:

    Most likely the government has to [ inject capital into ] Evergrande so that it can continue construction and then sell residential property units to get cash to repay debts, with government capital, it is likely that Evergrande could become [ an ] SOE or become part of the SOEs that could inject capital in Evergrande.

  4. Lance Becca:

    We don't know what's going to happen with us in the future. We don't know if we're going to keep getting some aid some help – it's scary for us. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But Monica Viego-Rodriguez still hasn't seen a light come on anywhere in Monica Viego-Rodriguez neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. Monica Viego-Rodriguez can only buy perishable foods for Monica Viego-Rodriguez family that they can eat the same day.There is nowhere to store food other than a cooler that she keeps filled with ice on her balcony. More than 470,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing an estimated $ 140 billion in damages. As Puerto Rico experiences the longest and most devastating blackout in American history, 1,000 utility trucks and 1,500 workers from 22 electric companies from all over the U.S. are arriving on the island this week to help the existing crews on the job restore power. As crews carve their way through the catastrophic damage, their progress is slow. But they met a major milestone this month when 1 million customers had their power restored, and utility crews say they won't stop until everyone is back on line. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But some Puerto Rico residents say they still haven't seen a light come on anywhere in their neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. ( REUTERS) There is no set timeframe, we're just here for the long haul, the mission is to restore power and that's what we're focusing on. Wednesday night, the Puerto Rico governor said the island will receive approximately $ 35 billion in federal aid. But he added that Puerto Rico is facing massive debt and won't be able to repay the money until 2022. Power crews say they have to prioritize – hospitals, police and fire stations, come first.Then communication facilities, water treatment plants, transportation providers and shelters.From there, utility crews repair infrastructure serving smaller groups and neighborhoods. People like Sol Vazquez, a law student who has been working the best she can with limited resources, also Skyped with Fox News this week. She said she has been seeing a mixed response from her friends and fellow students. I think everyone wants to get their electricity back, I don't think, at this point, they care who does it or how they do it.

  5. Paolo Gentiloni:

    It will have permanent consequences on financial markets because we have this European-denominated debt to be repaid in the next 30 years, on the future -- if this instrument works and we are able to agree on the new own resources to repay this common debt, I think we can have a serious discussion on further initiatives.


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