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repay

verb [T]  /rɪˈpeɪ/ (past tense and past participle repaid  /rɪˈpeɪd/) us  
to pay someone money that was borrowed, or to reward (someone): How can I ever repay you for your kindness?
repayment
noun [C/U]  /riˈpeɪ·mənt/ us  
[U] They expect repayment of the loan over three years.
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