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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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  • terre-haute
  • somewhat
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  • chesnutt
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  • what
  • smut
  • slut
  • skutt
  • scutt
  • schutte
  • klugt
  • glut
  • abut
  • tutt
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  • shutt
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  • rutt
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  • phut
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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. cut

verb. ['ˈkʌt'] separate with or as if with an instrument.

Synonyms

  • mortice
  • dissect
  • mortise
  • julienne
  • snick
  • disunite
  • cut down
  • pare
  • transect
  • rip
  • scissor
  • shear
  • tail
  • undercut
  • divide
  • cut up
  • hob
  • chase
  • cut across
  • strike down
  • whittle
  • slice up
  • crosscut
  • cube
  • sever
  • gash
  • nip
  • bisect
  • clip
  • chatter
  • dock
  • slit
  • incise
  • sabre
  • chip at
  • rebate
  • tap
  • bore
  • lop
  • dice
  • nick
  • part
  • carve
  • hack
  • trim
  • manicure
  • saw
  • cut off
  • slash
  • separate
  • snip off
  • trisect
  • chamfer
  • drill
  • snip
  • nip off
  • discerp
  • trench
  • shave
  • cut away
  • slice
  • jag
  • saber
  • bevel
  • fell
  • pink
  • cradle
  • circumcise
  • indent
  • tomahawk
  • break off
  • mow
  • knap
  • chop
  • furrow
  • chip
  • bob
  • drop
  • plane

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • cutten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. 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))

5. cut

verb. ['ˈkʌt'] cut down on; make a reduction in.

Synonyms

  • bring down
  • shave
  • downsize
  • lessen
  • subtract
  • trim down
  • retrench
  • spill
  • deflate
  • knock off
  • cut down
  • cut back
  • inflate
  • trim
  • decrease
  • quench
  • reduce
  • slash
  • minify
  • detract
  • thin out
  • take away
  • thin
  • shorten

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • cutten (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. pay

verb. ['ˈpeɪ'] be worth it.

Antonyms

  • mind

Etymology

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