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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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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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Repay's management team, led by John Morris, Co-Founder and chief executive officer, Shaler Alias, co-founder and president, and Tim Murphy, chief financial officer, will continue to lead the combined company.
Pakistan would repay $2.2 billion to the multilateral.
Many of the families expressed fear they would be sent to jail if they failed to repay, with the loans accumulating huge interests.
Some won't repay anything at all as they never earn over the threshold.
Student loans will be written off if you don't repay within a certain amount of time.
This is a request to the government to look for other avenues to repay loans rather than burden the people.
Ward Reps, who lost their seats in the August 8, 2017 polls, are the hardest hit and have been trying to raise money from other sources to repay the loans.Each of the 87 county representatives, including nominated MCAs were advanced Sh2 million for car loans and S million for mortgage.
In Marshall County, Patricia Lindsay of Chapel Hill received six years judicial diversion and was ordered to repay a total of $37,070.96.
Around a million borrowers on this type of loan face losing their home as their term ends and they are unable to repay the debt.
The borrower plans to repay the W Financial loan with a construction loan once the project is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings.
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.
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.
A WAKE-UP call for the 1.3 million home owners who are feared to be at risk of being unable to repay their interest-only mortgage appears to be working, figures from lenders indicate.
MILLBURY -- A Millbury woman charged with stealing more than $20,000 from facilities for the elderly in Shrewsbury and Worcester to pay her personal bills has been placed on probation and ordered to repay most of the money.