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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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