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"repay" in British English

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repayverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈpeɪ/ (repaid, repaid)
B2 to ​pay back or to ​reward someone or something: He had to ​sell his ​car to repay the ​bank loan. She repaid the ​loan to her ​mother. [+ two objects] She repaid her ​mother the ​loan. How can I ​ever repay you for all ​yourkindness?

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(Definition of repay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repay" in American English

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repayverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈpeɪ/ (past tense and past participle repaid  /rɪˈpeɪd/ )
to ​pay someone ​money that was ​borrowed, or to ​reward (someone): How can I ​ever repay you for ​yourkindness?
repayment
noun [C/U]  us   /riˈpeɪ·mənt/
[U] They ​expect repayment of the ​loan over three ​years.
(Definition of repay from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"repay" in Business English

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repayverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈpeɪ/ (repaying, repaid, repaid)
FINANCE, BANKING to ​pay back ​money that you have ​borrowed: repay a loan/debt/mortgage Students generally have 10 ​years to repay their ​loans. We were told we would have to repay $32 a month. Investors should be aware that any ​tax they ​save in ​year one has to be repaid in ​full.
(Definition of repay from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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