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?
Recent Examples of repay from the Web
PMI offers the lender some protection in the event the borrower is unable to repay the loan.
Terrebonne Parish residents have repeatedly approved local tax increases to allow the local levee district to begin construction of the project, hoping that the investment will be repaid by Congress approving future appropriations.
Authorities say he was supposed to sell the tickets for profit but instead used the money for himself and to repay investors.
The victim borrowed $1,500 and agreed to repay $2,000 within four days.
Global financial markets risk volatility if there is political uncertainty about the U.S. government’s ability to repay its debts.
His players are focused on repaying that trust and belief with a sectional title.
In practice, however, borrowers frequently are unable to repay the original loan and become trapped in ongoing cycles of debt.
And there is clearly a lot of love between these two: Gadot literally bowed to Carter (which is fair—respect where respect is due): Carter repaid the love with an adorable Instagram post celebrating Gadot.
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First Known Use of repay
Synonym Discussion of repay
REPAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of repay for English Language Learners
: 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.)
REPAY Defined for Kids
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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