Definition of PAY

noun : PAY

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : PAY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" ;

  • 7. (

    ) be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble" ;

  • 8. (

    ) render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back" ;

  • 11. (

    ) discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation" ;


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