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English verb: repay

1. repay (possession) pay back


SamplesPlease refund me my money.


ExamplesThey repay the money to them , They repay them the money


Synonymsgive back, refund, return


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)reimburse, restitute, restore

2. repay (possession) make repayment for or return something


Synonymsrequite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)pay

3. repay (possession) act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions


Synonymspay back, reward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. repay (communication) answer back


Synonymscome back, rejoin, retort, return, riposte


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)answer, reply, respond









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