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Definition of Repay

Repay

  1. To pay back; to refund; as, to repay money borrowed or advanced.
  2. To make return or requital for; to recompense; -- in a good or bad sense; as, to repay kindness; to repay an injury.
  3. To pay anew, or a second time, as a debt.

Repay Quotations

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
John Wooden

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
Benjamin Franklin

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay.
Doc Hastings

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Repay Translations

repay in Dutch is restitueren, terugbetalen
repay in French is rembourser
repay in Italian is rimborsare
repay in Portuguese is reembolse
repay in Spanish is reembolsar

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