One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I'm making an effort to repay customers who have been cheated’
reimburse, refund, pay back, recompense, compensate, remunerate, square accounts with, settle up with, indemnify, pay off
2‘community care grants do not have to be repaid’
pay back, return, refund, reimburse, give back
3‘I'd like to be able to repay her generosity’
reciprocate, return, requite, recompense, reward
return the favour, return the compliment
4‘there are a number of interesting books on this subject that would repay further study’
be well worth
be worth one's while, be worthwhile, be useful, be advantageous
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.