Repay vs Restitute - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between repay and restitute
is that repay
is to pay back while restitute
is to restore (something) to its former condition.
As a noun restitute is
that which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.
To pay back.
- I finally repaid my student loans, just before sending my kids to college.
To restore (something) to its former condition.
To provide recompense for (something).
* 1922 , , Ulysses , episode 17:
* 1966 , , Incest (1993 edition), ISBN 9780156443005,
- . . . when Frederick M. (Bantam) Lyons had rapidly and successively requested, perused and restituted the copy of the current issue of the Freeman's Journal and National Press which he had been about to throw away (subsequently thrown away), he had proceeded towards the oriental edifice of the Turkish and Warm Baths. . . .
* 1980 , , Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate , ISBN 9780801491856,
- What I spill in talk or acts rarely is restituted in writing.
* 2004 , , Private Sector , ISBN 9780446613934,
- [W]hat it represents is the inability of language to restitute the loss of memory.
- We were even ordered to restitute the legal costs of the defendants.
That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.