1 pay back money
ADV. fully, in full The loan must be repaid in full by December 31.
VERB + REPAY be able/unable to, can/could (afford to) | use sth to The proceeds from the sale will be used to repay the loan.
PREP. to This money must be repaid to the bank.
2 bring you sth in return for your efforts
ADV. amply, more than, well The charter can be seen in the town museum, which more than repays a visit.
PREP. for I felt that I had been amply repaid for my exertions.