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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


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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