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pay - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pay

Definition
(noun) something that remunerates
Synonyms : earnings , remuneration , salary , wage
Example Sentence
  • wages were paid by check
  • he wasted his pay on drink
  • they saved a quarter of all their earnings

Definition
(verb) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Example Sentence
  • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
  • Pay the waitress, please

Definition
(verb) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
Synonyms : give
Example Sentence
  • Don't pay him any mind
  • give the orders
  • Give him my best regards
  • pay attention

Definition
(verb) cancel or discharge a debt
Synonyms : ante up , pay up
Example Sentence
  • pay up, please!

Definition
(verb) bring in
Synonyms : bear , yield
Example Sentence
  • interest-bearing accounts
  • How much does this savings certificate pay annually?

Definition
(verb) do or give something to somebody in return
Synonyms : compensate , make up , pay off
Example Sentence
  • Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

Definition
(verb) dedicate
Synonyms : devote , give
Example Sentence
  • give thought to
  • give priority to
  • pay attention to

Definition
(verb) be worth it
Example Sentence
  • It pays to go through the trouble

Definition
(verb) render
Example Sentence
  • pay a visit
  • pay a call

Definition
(verb) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
Example Sentence
  • You'll pay for this!
  • She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly
  • You'll pay for this opinion later

Definition
(verb) make a compensation for
Example Sentence
  • a favor that cannot be paid back

Definition
(verb) discharge or settle
Example Sentence
  • pay a debt
  • pay an obligation

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