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1. 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))

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Example sentences of the word pay


1. Verb, base form
Leaving early could mean you have to pay for the stay.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Visitors pay significantly more than state residents for each type of license.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Different geographical areas in the United States can also offer differing levels of pay to particle physicists.

Quotes containing the word pay


1. Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
- John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

2. Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
- Orison Swett Marden

3. Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
- Vince Lombardi

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] be worth it.

Antonyms

  • mind

Etymology

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

9. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] render.

Antonyms

  • ascend

Etymology

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

10. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action.

Synonyms

  • abide
  • suffer
  • bear
  • stick out
  • stand
  • tolerate
  • support
  • brook
  • put up
  • take one's lumps
  • endure
  • stomach
  • get one's lumps

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • disallow
  • refuse
  • shrink

Etymology

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