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repay (one) by (doing something)

1. To do something as a means of providing compensation to one for some service one rendered or debt one is owed. Thank you so much for your tutoring! I'd like to repay you by helping with your packing ahead of your move next week. I don't have much money, but I can repay you by designing a new logo for your store, free of charge.
2. To do something that exhibits or indicates a complete lack of gratitude, regard, or esteem for one. (Sarcastic or ironic in its use.) I've devoted my life to raising you kids, and you repay me by stealing my car and all my money? Tom moved his entire life across the ocean to be with Sarah, and she repaid him by cheating on him over and over again.
3. To do something as an act of vengeance or retribution against one. The principal humiliated me in front of the other students, so I repaid him by putting sugar in the gas tank of his car. We're finally ready to repay this dictatorship by blowing up the palace and retaking the country for our own.
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repay (one) for (something)

1. To give compensation, financial or otherwise, to one for some service one rendered or debt one is owed. I'd really like to repay you somehow for all the help you gave me on my research. It'll be years before I'm able to repay them for the loan they gave me.
2. To do something that exhibits or indicates a complete lack of gratitude, regard, or esteem for one. (Sarcastic or ironic in its use.) It just sickens me that you would do something so contemptible to me. Is this how you repay me for devoting my life to your upbringing? Sarah sacrificed a lot in order to be with Tom, and he repaid her for her loyalty by cheating on her for the entirety of their relationship.
3. To seek revenge or retribution for one's actions. I'm going to slash the principal's tires to repay him for humiliating me in front of my class. Now that our rebellion is sufficiently armed, we are finally ready to repay this dictatorship for the brutal and heinous crimes it has committed against its people.
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repay (one) with (something)

1. To provide something to one as a means of compensating one for some service one rendered or debt one is owed. Said especially of something or some service that is given in lieu of money. Thank you for all the work you did on my behalf. I don't have much money, but I hope you'll let me repay you with a custom logo design for your business. It'll be years before I'm able to repay them for the loan they gave me.
2. To do or offer something that exhibits or indicates a complete lack of gratitude, regard, or esteem for one. (Sarcastic or ironic in its use.) I've tried my best to help you, and you repay me with insults and threats. It's clear that I am wasting my time with you. Jerry sacrificed a lot in order to be with Tom, and so far he has repaid him with nothing but controlling, condescending relationship.
3. To do or provide something as an act of vengeance or retribution against one. Don't worry about Fat Tony. We'll repay him pair of concrete shoes and a visit to the bottom of the Hudson River. My students have been giving me nothing but grief for the past two weeks, so I'm planning on repaying them with a pop-quiz worth 50% of their grade on Monday.
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