1. To pay back; to refund; as, to repay money borrowed or advanced.
If you repay me not on such a day,Shak.
In such a place, such sum or sums.
2. To make return or requital for; to recompense; in a good or bad sense; as, to repay kindness; to
repay an injury.
Benefits which can not be repaid . . . are not commonly found to increase affection.Rambler.
3. To pay anew, or a second time, as a debt.
Syn. To refund; restore; return; recompense; compensate; remunerate; satisfy; reimburse; requite.
(Re*pay"a*ble) a. Capable of being, or proper to be , repaid; due; as, a loan repayable in ten
days; services repayable in kind.
1. The act of repaying; reimbursement. Jer. Taylor.
2. The money or other thing repaid.
(Re*peal") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repealed (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.] [OF. repeler to
call back, F. rappeler; pref. re- re- + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to call, L. appellare. See Appeal, and.
1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. [Obs.]
The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself,Shak.
And with uplifted arms is safe arrived.
2. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the
legislature; as, to repeal a law.
3. To suppress; to repel. [Obs.]
Whence Adam soon repealedMilton.
The doubts that in his heart arose.
Syn. To abolish; revoke; rescind; recall; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See Abolish.
1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.]
The tribunes are no soldiers; and their peopleShak.
Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty
To expel him thence.
2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.
(Re*peal`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being repealable.
(Re*peal"a*ble) a. Capable of being repealed. Re*peal"a*ble*ness, n.
Syn. Revocable; abrogable; voidable; reversible.
(Re*peal"er) n. One who repeals; one who seeks a repeal; specifically, an advocate for the
repeal of the Articles of Union between Great Britain and Ireland.