repay


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re·pay

 (rĭ-pā′)
v. re·paid (-pād′), re·pay·ing, re·pays
v.tr.
1. To pay back: repaid a debt.
2. To give back, either in return or in compensation: repay kindness with kindness.
3. To make a return or compensation for: a company that repays hard work with bonuses.
4. To make or do in return: repay a call.
v.intr.
To make repayment or requital.

re·pay′a·ble adj.
re·pay′ment n.

repay

(rɪˈpeɪ)
vb, -pays, -paying or -paid
1. to pay back (money) to (a person); refund or reimburse
2. to make a return for (something) by way of compensation: to repay kindness.
reˈpayable adj
reˈpayment n

re•pay

(riˈpeɪ)

v. -paid, -pay•ing. v.t.
1. to pay back or refund, as money.
2. to make return for: to repay a compliment with a smile.
3. to make return to in any way: We can never repay you for your help.
4. to return: to repay a visit.
v.i.
5. to make repayment or return.
re•pay′a•ble, adj.
re•pay`a•bil′i•ty, n.
re•pay′ment, n.

repay


Past participle: repaid
Gerund: repaying

Imperative
repay
repay
Present
I repay
you repay
he/she/it repays
we repay
you repay
they repay
Preterite
I repaid
you repaid
he/she/it repaid
we repaid
you repaid
they repaid
Present Continuous
I am repaying
you are repaying
he/she/it is repaying
we are repaying
you are repaying
they are repaying
Present Perfect
I have repaid
you have repaid
he/she/it has repaid
we have repaid
you have repaid
they have repaid
Past Continuous
I was repaying
you were repaying
he/she/it was repaying
we were repaying
you were repaying
they were repaying
Past Perfect
I had repaid
you had repaid
he/she/it had repaid
we had repaid
you had repaid
they had repaid
Future
I will repay
you will repay
he/she/it will repay
we will repay
you will repay
they will repay
Future Perfect
I will have repaid
you will have repaid
he/she/it will have repaid
we will have repaid
you will have repaid
they will have repaid
Future Continuous
I will be repaying
you will be repaying
he/she/it will be repaying
we will be repaying
you will be repaying
they will be repaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repaying
you have been repaying
he/she/it has been repaying
we have been repaying
you have been repaying
they have been repaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repaying
you will have been repaying
he/she/it will have been repaying
we will have been repaying
you will have been repaying
they will have been repaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repaying
you had been repaying
he/she/it had been repaying
we had been repaying
you had been repaying
they had been repaying
Conditional
I would repay
you would repay
he/she/it would repay
we would repay
you would repay
they would repay
Past Conditional
I would have repaid
you would have repaid
he/she/it would have repaid
we would have repaid
you would have repaid
they would have repaid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repay - pay back; "Please refund me my money"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
reimburse - pay back for some expense incurred; "Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"
restitute, restore - give or bring back; "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"
2.repay - make repayment for or return something
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
pay - make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"
3.repay - act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
4.repay - answer back
answer, reply, respond - react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

repay

verb
1. pay back, refund, settle up, return, square, restore, compensate, reimburse, recompense, requite, remunerate It will take 30 years to repay the loan.
2. reward, return, reciprocate, recompense, make restitution How can I ever repay such kindness?

repay

verb
1. To exact revenge for or from:
Informal: fix.
Archaic: wreak.
Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind, settle accounts, take an eye for an eye.
2. To give back, especially money:
4. To make as income or profit:
5. To give a satisfactory return to:
Translations
oplatitsplatitvrátit
betale tilbage
maksaa takaisin
vratiti
endurgreiîa
返済する
상환하다
grąžinimasgrąžinti
atdotatmaksāt
oddolžiti sepoplačati
återbetala
จ่ายเงินคืน
trả lại tiền

repay

[riːˈpeɪ] (repaid (pt, pp)) VT [+ money] → reembolsar, devolver; [+ debt] → liquidar, pagar; [+ person] → reembolsar, pagar; [+ kindness etc] → devolver, corresponder a; [+ visit] → devolver, pagar
to repay sb in fullpagar or devolver a algn todo lo que se le debe
how can I ever repay you?¿podré corresponderle alguna vez?
I don't know how I can ever repay youno sé cómo podré devolverle el favor
it repays studyvale la pena estudiarlo
it repays a visitvale la pena visitarlo
it repays readingvale la pena leerlo

repay

[rɪˈpeɪ] [repaid] [rɪˈpeɪd] (pt, pp) vt
(= pay back) [+ money, loan, debt, mortgage] → rembourser
He failed to repay the debt → Il n'a pas remboursé la dette.
(= pay back) [+ person, creditor] → rembourser
(= show gratitude for) [+ kindness] → récompenser de (= show gratitude to) [+ person, friend] → rendre la pareille à
I don't know how I can ever repay you → Je ne sais pas comment je pourrais jamais vous rendre la pareille.
to repay the favour → rendre la pareille
(= reward) [+ faith, belief] → récompenser; [+ work, efforts] → récompenser
All our efforts were repaid → Tous nos efforts ont été récompensés.
(= reward) [+ person, supporter] → récompenser

repay

pret, ptp <repaid>
vt moneyzurückzahlen; expenseserstatten; debtabzahlen; kindnessvergelten; visit, complimenterwidern; if you lend me £2 I’ll repay it or you on Saturdayleih mir doch mal 2 Pfund, ich zahle sie dir am Samstag zurück; I shall repay my debt to you one day (fig)ich werde es dir eines Tages vergelten or lohnen; to repay somebody for his generositysich für jds Großzügigkeit revanchieren; he repaid their kindness by stealing their camerazum Dank für ihre Freundlichkeit hat er ihnen die Kamera gestohlen; to be repaid for one’s effortsfür seine Mühen belohnt werden; how can I ever repay you?wie kann ich das jemals wiedergutmachen?; she wants to repay his faith in hersie möchte das Vertrauen, das er in sie gesetzt hat, rechtfertigen

repay

[riːˈpeɪ] vt (repaid (pt, pp)) (money) → restituire; (debt) → pagare; (lender) → rimborsare, restituire i soldi a; (sb's kindness) → ricambiare
how can I ever repay you? → come potrò mai ricompensarti?

repay

(riˈpei) past tense, past participle repaid (riˈpeid) verb
to pay back. When are you going to repay the money you borrowed?; I must find a way of repaying his kindness / repaying him for his kindness.
reˈpayment noun

repay

يَرُدُّ مالاً splatit betale tilbage zurückzahlen ξεπληρώνω devolver el dinero, reembolsar el dinero maksaa takaisin rembourser vratiti ripagare 返済する 상환하다 terugbetalen betale tilbake spłacić reembolsar возвращать återbetala จ่ายเงินคืน geri ödemek trả lại tiền 偿还
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