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1 pay

Something that remunerates:
— He wasted his pay on drink.

synonyms: earnings, remuneration, salary, wage.

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 809: expenditure, money going out; out goings, out lay; expenses, disbursement; prime cost etc. (price) 812; circulation; run upon a bank.    payment etc. ... show more

Dutch: arbeidsinkomen, arbeidsloon, bezoldiging, gage, honorarium, loon, remuneratie, salaris, traktement, wedde
Polish: uposażenie, wypłata, pobory, płaca, pensja


1 pay

Give money, usually in exchange for goods or services.

Dutch: betalen, dokken, lappen, neerleggen, neertellen, schokken

2 pay

Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow:
— Don't pay him any mind.
— Pay attention.

synonym: give.

Roget 784: deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of; hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over; assign dower.    present, give away, dispense, dispose of; ... show more

3 pay

Cancel or discharge a debt:
— Pay up, please!.

synonyms: ante up, pay up.

Roget 223: cover; superpose, superimpose; overlay, overspread; wrap etc. 225; encase, incase; face, case, veneer, ... show more

Roget 807: pay, defray, make payment; paydown, pay on the nail, pay ready money, pay at sight, pay in advance; cash, honor a bill, acknowledge; redeem; pay in kind.    pay one's way, ... show more

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 809: expend, spend; run through, get through; pay, disburse; ante, ante up; pony up [U.S.]; open the purse strings, loose the purse strings, untie the purse strings; lay out, shell out [Slang], ... show more

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Roget 795: buy, purchase, invest in, procure; rent etc. (hire) 788; repurchase, buy in.    keep in one's pay, bribe, suborn; pay ... show more

Dutch: aflossen, inlossen

4 pay

Bring in:
— How much does this savings certificate pay annually?.

synonyms: bear, yield.

Roget 810: receive etc. 785; take money; draw from, derive from; acquire etc. 775; take etc. 789.    bring in, ... show more

Dutch: betalen, verdienen

5 pay

Do or give something to somebody in return:
— Does she pay you for the work you are doing?.

synonyms: compensate, make up, pay off.

Roget 718: retaliate, retort, turn upon; pay, pay off, pay back; pay in one's own coin, pay in the same coin; cap; reciprocate etc. 148; turn the tables upon, return the compliment; ... show more

Dutch: lonen, renderen

6 pay

— Pay attention to.

synonyms: devote, give.

7 pay

Be worth it.

8 pay


9 pay

Bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action.

Dutch: opdraaien

10 pay

Make a compensation for.

11 pay

Discharge or settle.

Moby thesaurus: accomplish, achieve, advantage, afford, angel, answer, attend to, avail, back, bankroll, base pay, be exposed to, be gainful, be had, be handy, be of use, be profitable, be subjected to, be worthwhile, benefit ... show more.

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