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1. merit

verb. ['ˈmɛrət'] be worthy or deserving.

Synonyms

  • be
  • have it coming

Antonyms

  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • merite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. merit

noun. ['ˈmɛrət'] any admirable quality or attribute.

Synonyms

  • virtue

Antonyms

  • demerit
  • agree

Etymology

  • merite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. merit

noun. ['ˈmɛrət'] the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance).

Synonyms

  • worthiness
  • deservingness

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • converge
  • be well

Etymology

  • merite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] give money, usually in exchange for goods or services.

Synonyms

  • give
  • subsidize
  • indemnify
  • pay cash
  • foot
  • give back
  • pay off
  • disburse
  • repay
  • tithe
  • bribe
  • defray
  • put up
  • contribute
  • return
  • spend
  • prefer
  • redeem
  • refund
  • recompense
  • compensate
  • remunerate
  • pick
  • buy
  • kick back
  • underpay
  • go Dutch
  • overpay
  • drop
  • prepay
  • pay out
  • grease one's palms
  • charge
  • remit
  • corrupt
  • repair
  • finance
  • expend

Antonyms

  • charge
  • underpay
  • overpay
  • take

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow.

Synonyms

  • extend
  • offer
  • communicate
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • ride
  • subtract
  • head
  • refrain

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. pay

noun. ['ˈpeɪ'] something that remunerates.

Synonyms

  • wage
  • living wage
  • combat pay
  • take-home pay
  • found
  • half-pay
  • minimum wage
  • salary
  • sick pay
  • strike pay
  • merit pay
  • paysheet
  • payroll
  • pay envelope
  • pay packet
  • double time
  • regular payment
  • remuneration

Antonyms

  • withdraw
  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] cancel or discharge a debt.

Synonyms

  • pay off
  • liquidate
  • pay up

Antonyms

  • nonpayment
  • level
  • ground stroke
  • volley

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] bring in.

Synonyms

  • yield
  • bear
  • realise
  • make
  • net
  • pay off
  • gain
  • clear
  • pull in
  • bring in
  • take in
  • realize

Antonyms

  • dislike
  • unbalance
  • wrong
  • spread

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] do or give something to somebody in return.

Synonyms

  • pay off
  • compensate
  • settle

Antonyms

  • divest
  • overspend
  • underspend
  • demote

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] dedicate.

Synonyms

  • cogitate
  • give
  • cerebrate
  • think
  • sacrifice

Antonyms

  • disinherit
  • explode
  • stay
  • stand still

Etymology

  • payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • paier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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