Simple Definition of repay
: to pay back (money that you have borrowed)
: to make a payment to (a person or organization that has loaned you money)
: to do or give something in return for (something) : to provide something in return for (work, effort, etc.)
Full Definition of repay
repayableplay \-ˈpā-ə-bəl\ adjective
repaymentplay \-ˈpā-mənt\ noun
Examples of repay in a sentence
You can repay the mortgage over 30 years.
She would rather have to repay the bank than borrow from her parents and have to repay them.
How can I ever repay your kindness?
How can I ever repay you for your kindness?
First Known Use of repay
Synonym Discussion of repay
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Definition of repay for Students
1 : to pay back <repay a loan>
2 : to do or give something in return <How can I repay the favor?>
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