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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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Then Thistledown was very angry, and turned to find shelter among the stately roses; but they showed their sharp thorns, and, while their rosy faces glowed with anger, told him to begone, or they would repay him for the wrong he had done their gentle kindred.
It serves you rightly; to gain our love and confidence, and repay it by such cruelty
Her gentleness has changed my cruelty to kindness, and I would gladly repay all for the harm I have done; but none will love and trust me now.
Yes," said Bulan, and there was a sudden rush of fire to his eyes that kept Virginia Maxon from urging a detailed explanation of just how she might repay him.
The society of beach-combers always repays the small pains you need be at to enjoy it.
The Rangers chairman thrilled shareholders at the club's AGM by revealing the club is ready to repay the controversial loan that gave Ashley security over the club's prized assets, Turn to Page 62 From Back Page including the Murray Park training ground and the Albion car park.
Global Banking News-November 6, 2015--Allied Irish Banks allowed to repay debt to state
Dubai will not have any issues in repaying all its debt maturing in 2015, and more state-linked firms are likely to repay obligations ahead of schedule, a top government official said on Tuesday.
I also stand to benefit from a life assurance policy my brother had written in trust for me, which he intended to be used to repay the mortgage on his property.
com which reveal that certain college majors make it harder or easier to repay student loans
By Ramesh Mathew/Staff Reporter A mechanism is required through which jobless residents who face court cases due to their inability to repay loans can be helped, it has been felt.
6 billion, Michael Tomalin, Group Chief Executive of NBAD, said that the bank has managed to repay the financial support four years ahead of schedule, reflecting the NBAD's strong financial position.
I'M petrified I'll never be able to repay my student loan
NEARLY a third of older people are in debt, with 15 per cent worrying that they will never be able to repay what they owe, a survey has suggested.
Liam Byrne (Lab Hodge Hill): Was ordered to repay pounds 111.