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repay sb's effort, time, attention, etc.

mainly UK If an ​activity, ​book, etc. ​repaysyoureffort, ​time, ​attention, etc., it is ​worth the ​effort or ​time, etc. that you ​spend on it: You should ​read this ​article - it would repay ​yourtime. If you ​think of these ​childrengrowing into ​adults who ​enjoy and ​appreciateclassicalmusic, then that ​repaysoureffort.
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