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Repay appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Now do I repay a period won.
  • Traci, do I repay aperiodic art?
  • Burn it all, as Rod asserts I may ape rotating Nita to repay a mistress a dorsal Latin rub.
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The word repay is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb repay

What does repay mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
repaidrepaidrepayingrepays

  1. pay back
    • examples: They repay the money to them | They repay them the money
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of repay: give back / refund / return
    • more generic word: pay = give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • more specific words:
  2. make repayment for or return something
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - animate organization] [Verb] [Asset]He paid 5000 pounds
      [Agent - animate organization] [Verb] [Asset] for [Theme]He paid 5000 pounds for the car

      Pay Verbs (with the same syntax): pay, serve, spend, squander, waste.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of repay: requite
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific word: pay = make a compensation for
  3. act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
  4. answer back

Alternative definition of the verb repay

verb

  1. To pay back.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for repay

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Google previewCreating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work (2013)

by Francine Fabricant, Jennifer Miller, Debra Stark

If you still owe money on those items in the form of a mortgage or auto loan, the amount you must repay is a liability. You own the value of the home, minus the amount of the loan or mortgage. The cost of education. Although education can be ...

Google previewSuccess from the Start (2013)

Business Participation for Massage Therapists by Debra Koerner

Capacity to repay is the most critical of the five factors. 2. Capital is the money you personally have invested in the ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Municipal Bonds (2011)

by Sylvan G. Feldstein, Frank J. Fabozzi

Understanding the consumer's willingness and ability to repay is a key parameter often highlighted by the student loan originators' underwriting standards. Evaluating FICO and other income scoring mechanisms employed by the originator ...

Google previewna

While an obligation or intention to repay is a necessary feature of a borrowing, a limitation on the lender's capacity to recover the amount lent on default by the borrower does not mean an arrangement is not properly characterised as a ...

Google previewAustralian Master Superannuation Guide 2010/11 (2009)

While an obligation or intention to repay is a necessary feature of a borrowing, a limitation on the lender's capacity to recover the amount lent on default by the borrower does not mean an arrangement is not properly characterised as a ...

Google previewKant's Theory of Freedom (1990)

by Henry E. Allison

The example of the maxim of borrowing money knowing that one will not be able to repay is a case in point. Far from itself being a Lebensregel, this would seem to be a relatively specific rule, applicable only to a specific type of situation.

Google previewEconomics: The Definitive Encyclopedia from Theory to Practice [4 volumes] (2017)

by David A. Dieterle Ph.D.

DEBT The obligation to repay borrowed money is called a debt. Individuals, corporations, and nations all borrow money and incur debt. Individuals and corporations use debt to buy things they otherwise could not afford. When one party ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

Refund— reimburse, restore, repay, return. feline. Refuse— reject, repel, rebuff, de- Refute — disprove, falsify. Regard -esteem, reverence, value, respect, mind, need. R egardless— negligent,unconcerned, careless, heedless, indifferent, ...

Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

šlm means “to repay, reward , fulfill, be at peace.” It is used in a variety of contexts. (1) In a legal context, šlm denotes what was to happen in cases of the destruction or theft of property.

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Usage statistics about repay

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb repay:

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You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. (John Wooden)
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Scrabble value of R1E1P3A1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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