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  Definition of pay
  1. something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
  2. dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  3. bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You''ll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You''ll pay for this opinion later"
  4. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don''t pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
  5. give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
  6. cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"
  7. discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
  8. do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  9. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  10. make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"
  11. render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call"
  12. be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble"
Similar Words: wage, earnings, remuneration, salary, give, devote, pay up, ante up, pay off, make up, compensate, yield, bear

 

See Also: fund, liquidate, pay off, redeem, buy off, disburse, pay out, pay back, get, fix

 

Hyponyms: combat pay, double time, found, half-pay, living wage, merit pay, minimum wage, pay envelope, pay packet, sick pay, strike pay, take-home pay, take one's lumps, get one's lumps, offer, extend, subsidize, subsidise, finance, put up, contribute, compensate, recompense, remunerate, overpay, underpay, prepay, go Dutch, repair, indemnify, tithe, remit, redeem, pay off, spend, expend, drop, bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms, refund, return, repay, give back, foot, pick, disburse, pay out, charge, pay cash, defray, kick back, prefer, liquidate, pay up, ante up, net, clear

 

Grouped Verbs: sacrifice, give, pay back, pay off, get, fix

 

Part Meronyms: payroll, paysheet

 

Derivational Morphology: compensate, recompense, remunerate, earn, garner, yield, bear, pay up, ante up, pay off, make up, payer, remunerator, wage, earnings, remuneration, salary, payment, defrayal, defrayment, payee, compensation, fruit, output, production

 

Anagrams: yap, pya

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Danish: betale  
Dutch: betalen   Finnish: maksaa  
French: payer   Frisian: betelje  
German: bezahlen   Hungarian: fizetni  
Italian: pagare   Japanese: 払う  
Korean: 지불하다   Portuguese: pagar  
Russian: платить   Slovene: plačati  
Spanish: pagar   Swedish: betala  
 
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