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repay
British English: /riːˈpeɪ/
, /rɪˈpeɪ/
American English: /rəˈpeɪ/

Translation of repay in French:

transitive verb prét, pp repaid

  • 2
    rendre (hospitality, favour)
    to repay a debt of gratitude
    acquitter une dette de reconnaissance
    how can I ever repay you (for your kindness)?
    comment pourrai-je jamais vous remercier (de votre gentillesse)?
    you've been very hospitable, I hope one day I will be able to repay you
    vous m'avez généreusement accordé l'hospitalité, j'espère pouvoir un jour vous rendre la pareille
  • 3 [formal] (reward) this book repays careful reading
    ce livre gagne à être lu attentivement

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