Re: Pay or Repay a Debt?

Subject: Re: Pay or Repay a Debt?
From: Barry Campbell <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lisa Dugger <saveena -dot- kitten -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:00:11 -0600

On 12/16/05, Lisa Dugger <saveena -dot- kitten -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> If you have a loan, are you repaying or paying the debt? I have heard
> both, but I don't think that repay is correct. Wouldn't that mean
> that you pay the debt twice? Or maybe I just need more caffiene and
> sugar...

In general, for questions like this, I often consult a dictionary.

See, e.g., http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/repay (definition 1a)

Main Entry: re·pay
Pronunciation: (")rE-'pA
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·paid /-'pAd/; -pay·ing
transitive senses
1 a : to pay back <repay a loan> b : to give or inflict in return or
requital <repay evil for evil>
2 : to make a return payment to : COMPENSATE, REQUITE
3 : to make requital for : RECOMPENSE <the success that repays hard work>
intransitive senses : to make return payment or requital
synonym see PAY

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