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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to pay back)
a. devolver
I'm not buying you a drink until you repay me the money for the last three times.No te compro otra copa hasta que me devuelvas el dinero de las últimas tres veces.
b. pagar
Holly was afraid she had more debt than she would be able to repay.A Holly le preocupaba que tenía más deudas de lo que iba a poder pagar.
c. reembolsar
Nancy promised Hal and Annie that she would repay them for the damage her son caused.Nancy les prometió a Hal y Annie que les reembolsaría por el daño que su hijo causó.
2. (to reciprocate)
a. recompensar
You saved my life! I don't know how I'll ever repay you!¡Me salvaste la vida! ¡No sé cómo voy a poder recompensarte!
b. pagar
Ana gave Manuel a place to stay, and he repaid her by stealing her TV.Ana le dio a Manuel un lugar donde alojarse, y él le pagó robándole la tele.
c. corresponder a
Of course you can stay at my house! I'm glad to finally be able to repay your hospitality.¡Claro que puedes quedarte en mi casa! Me alegra por fin poder corresponder a tu hospitalidad.
d. devolver
My parents have helped me so much in life, and now it's time for me to repay them the favor.Mis padres me han ayudado mucho en la vida, y ahora me toca a mí devolverles el favor.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(to be worth)
a. valer la pena
Reading "The Epic of Gilgamesh" is a challenge, but it repays the effort.Es un reto leer "La epopeya de Gilgamesh", pero vale la pena hacerlo.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (money)
a. devolver
2. (person)
a. pagar
3. (debt)
a. saldar
4. (person for kindness, help)
a. recompensar
5. (kindness, loyalty)
a. pagar
repay [riːˈpeɪ] repaid (past)
transitive verb
[+money] reembolsar; devolver; [+debt] liquidar; pagar; [+person] reembolsar; pagar; [+kindness etc] devolver; corresponder a; [+visit] devolver; pagar
to repay sb in full pagar or devolver a algn todo lo que se le debe; how can I ever repay you? ¿podré corresponderle alguna vez?; I don't know how I can ever repay you no sé cómo podré devolverle el favor; it repays study vale la pena estudiarlo; it repays a visit vale la pena visitarlo; it repays reading vale la pena leerlo
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