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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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Standard repayment adds more than $7,000 to the loan's balance in this example, but that's less than most other options.
Following this asset distribution on 28 June 2019, Citycon Oyj said it would have distributed a total dividend and equity repayment of EUR0.325 per share during the year 2019, with the remaining authorisation of Citycon's board being EUR 0.325 per share.
Wan Saiful said the repayment method would be fair as those earning a lower salary would not feel too burdened whereas those earning higher incomes would not be able to take advantage of the situation.
We need to make it easier for student borrowers to repay their loans, and we should streamline the process to make repayment affordable and attainable, said Gillibrand.
Without the repayment, ABC reports $100,000 in income and a $21,000 tax liability (based on the 21% flat rate effective for 2018).
17, 2018, the IRS approved an employer's proposal to offer a "student loan repayment nonelective contribution" under its 401(k) plan.
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Of the KSh1.44 trillion that the government expects to collect as revenue by the end of the 2017/18 financial year, the article adds, almost half - KSh658.2 billion - will go towards repayment of loans and short-term debts, making this the single largest expenditure.
Borrowers who choose to use the tool to apply for an income-driven repayment plan will benefit from the convenience of being able to efficiently transfer accurate tax return information into their application, while the data remains protected from malicious actors.
Although the repayment information will be provided by loan servicers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking feedback from financial aid administrators.
He also added that the debt repayment to private banks would make more funding available for domestic businesses considering banks will need to invest this money somewhere.
The Italian carmaker is giving the grown-ups a breather during its June sales event, which is offering a zero deposit finance package with three-month repayment holiday on any Fiat 500L, 500L MPW or 500L Trekking model.
Fiat say the new customer savings and a personal contract purchase (PCP) repayment holiday represent an additional PS500 saving for a total of PS1,950 savings on the Panda 1.2 Pop and PS2,455 on the Punto 1.2 Pop.
Under the refinancing terms, the STL is required to be fully settled first, followed by a full repayment of the RCSIDS, before the Junior Sukuk can be repaid.