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Meaning of REPAY

Pronunciation:  ree'pey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  answer back
  2. [v]  pay back; "Please refund me my money"
  3. [v]  make repayment for or return something
  4. [v]  act or give something in recognition of someone's behavior

REPAY is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: come back, give back, pay back, refund, rejoin, requite, retort, return, return, reward, riposte
 See Also: act, answer, give, move, pay, reimburse, reply, respond, restitute, restore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*pay"\ (r?-p?"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repaid} (-p?d");
p. pr. & vb. n. {Repaying}.] [Pref. re- + pay: cf. F.
1. To pay back; to refund; as, to repay money borrowed or

         If you repay me not on such a day, In such a place,
         such sum or sums.                     --Shak.

2. To make return or requital for; to recompense; -- in a
   good or bad sense; as, to repay kindness; to repay an

         Benefits which can not be repaid . . . are not
         commonly found to increase affection. --Rambler.

3. To pay anew, or a second time, as a debt.

Syn: To refund; restore; return; recompense; compensate;
     remunerate; satisfy; reimburse; requite.