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Definition 1: answer back - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for repay in the sense of this definition

(repay is a kind of ...) react verbally

"She didn't want to answer" "answer the question" "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

Definition 2: pay back - [verb of possession]

Samples where repay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please refund me my money

Synonyms for repay in the sense of this definition

(repay is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of repay ) pay back for some expense incurred

"Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"

(... is a kind of repay ) give or bring back

"Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"

Definition 3: make repayment for or return something - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for repay in the sense of this definition

(repay is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of repay ) make a compensation for

"a favor that cannot be paid back"

Definition 4: act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for repay in the sense of this definition

(repay is a kind of ...) 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"

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