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repay someone by something

to recompense someone by doing something; to settle a debt with someone by doing something. I will repay you by cutting your lawn free for a year. How's that? Can I repay you by taking you to dinner?
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repay someone for something

to remunerate someone for doing something. I refused to repay him for his excessive expenses. She was repaid for her kindness many times over.
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repay someone with something

to remunerate someone with something. The farmer's wife repaid the plumbers with fresh eggs and cream. We were repaid with fresh eggs from the farm.
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Chris Garland, of M&J Europe, said: "Accessing this repayable finance has given us the confi-dence to go ahead and expand the business, invest in new equipment and increase our output.
Technology Partnerships Canada's risk-sharing investments are conditionally repayable, usually in the form of royalties based on company sales.
The transfer is accompanied by the resource provider's conditional promise to give or is otherwise revocable or repayable.
As part of the sale agreement, Frederick Cooper made a secured loan to Arcon's holding company of pounds 1 million, repayable in instalments until 2002 and guaranteed by Arcon.
Another possibility considered by the HCC is the repayable portion of the advance fee.
In particular, it focuses on mobilising market-based repayable financing (such as loans, bonds and equity) as a way of bridging the financial gap to meet the water-related Millennium Development Goals and other crucial sector objectives.
The other fund - the pounds 15m Wales Economic Growth Fund - is providing non repayable grant funding to support capital investments and job creation in Welsh businesses.
Wings for the jets will almost certainly be made at Broughton, near Chester, even though the UK gover nment has yet to say whether it will give Airbus a repayable loan towards the pounds 9bn cost of developing the plane which has now racked up 493 orders.
Students can get a loan to cover the cost of the fees, which is not repayable until they earn at least pounds 15,000.
The remaining share is funded through a 25 per cent equity loan that is secured by way of a Second Charge and is only repayable when the property is sold or if the applicant chooses to pay it back at a later date.
The Commission decided on December 11 to give the go-ahead to the French =scheme consisting in the granting of a repayable advance of Euro 120 =million to the SNECMA group to take part in the development of two new =civil aircraft engines (the GE90-115 and the GP7000).
Earnway Industries will receive a $250,000 repayable contribution from the Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario (FedNor) core industrial program and a $50,000 forgivable loan from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.
The financing is structured as a promissory note with a 12% coupon, repayable by September 30, 2008, and 3.
This week Italy, with the fourth largest economy in Europe, sold 5bn euros of bonds, repayable in one year, at an interest rate of 6.
Wings for the jets will almost certainly be made at Broughton, Flintshire, even though the UK government has yet to say whether it will give Airbus a repayable loan towards the pounds 9bn cost of developing the plane which has now racked up 493 orders.