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
The University of Louisville athletics department may have to repay more than $5 million for four of its NCAA Tournament appearances as part of the NCAA Committee on Infractions' ruling against the men's basketball program.
India’s central bank governor Urjit Patel has warned writing off loans for millions of farmers encourages others not to repay and risks pushing up inflation.
She was allowed to keep $2.5 million of her family's sizable assets, thanks to a deal Bernie made with the prosecutors; the rest of their $80 million fortune was immediately seized to help repay victims.
A year ago, the European Commission ordered Apple to repay $14.5 billion in back taxes, plus interest, to the European Union after spending years funneling its profits through an Irish subsidiary in an attempt to lower its tax bill.
Senate Republicans want to borrow an additional $350 million and repay that money using income and sales taxes normally used to pay for schools and health care.
Under federal rules, applicants must demonstrate an ability to repay debt, have solid credit histories and scores and must document everything.
Under the new program, the $15 million would go to repay the four-year loan.
Not usually prescribed, but borrowed (never to be repaid) from friends with excess supplies.
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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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