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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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She was also ordered to remain in supervision until the full amount is repaid. Cooke was charged in January of this year with claiming her family lived in Tennessee when they actually resided in Arkansas in order to receive TennCare benefits.
Egypt repaid foreign dues worth $2.25bn in July, which was divided between $1.02bn bonds owed to Qatar, $715m debts owed to Paris Club, $250m owed to Libya, $207m debts to the National Petroleum Authority, and general short-term dues of $55m, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
Lenders reacted to these new regulations by setting a maximum age cap, typically 70 and 75, of when mortgages had to be repaid - without taking into account existing older borrowers.
"I felt that loan was something the club was entitled to and shouldn't be repaid - but with the ongoing circumstances with Sports Direct we decided we'd endeavour to repay the loan as long as we can raise the funds.
Bankers are meant to understand about money, but, if the Greek economy has been reduced by 25%, because of austerity, the bankers are only misleading themselves to believe that the loans can be repaid.
Dubai World repaid $284.5 million of its debt in March, ahead of schedule.
(SeeNews) - Jan 8, 2014 -A Belgian finance groupA KBCA (EBR:KBC) said Wednesday it had repaid a total of EUR 500 million (USD 680m) in state aid to the Flemish government ahead of schedule.
Remuck repaid some of the money and Blaire House's insurer repaid $8,000 to the residents' accounts.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has repaid the remaining Dh2.6 billion ($713.3 million) of a Dh6.6 billion loan facility it received from the government in the wake of the global financial crisis, the bank said in a statement on Sunday.
While loans need to be repaid in a mutually-agreed-upon period, some banks issue notices to borrowers after the latter default on repayment immediately after losing their jobs.
According to the NBAD, the financial support by the ministry of finance to the bank was Dh5.6 billion and that the NBAD had already repaid Dh2.6 billion in Q3 of 2012.
"It is not enough to only repay the VAT but all debts that the state is holding as a secret must be repaid," said Professor Besnik Fetai.
"That money has had to be repaid out of the school budget, which means your dishonesty will affect that school, the teachers and the pupils because it cannot be used in the running of that relatively small school.
Yet we were able through the Marshall Plan to hand over billions of pounds and dollars to the German economy - non of which was ever repaid.
The taxpayer-backed bank said that by the end of next week it will have repaid the pounds 75 billion in loans it took from the UK government at the height of the financial crisis with a final pounds 5.7 billion instalment.