HyperDic: pay

English > 12 senses of the word pay:
VERBpossessionpaygive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
communicationpay, giveconvey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
possessionpay, pay up, ante upcancel or discharge a debt
possessionpay, yield, bearbring in
possessionpay, pay off, make up, compensatedo or give something to somebody in return
cognitionpay, give, devotededicate
stativepaybe worth it
socialpayrender
cognitionpaybear (a cost or penalty) , in recompense for some action
possessionpaymake a compensation for
possessionpaydischarge or settle
NOUNpossessionpay, wage, earnings, remuneration, salarysomething that remunerates
pay > pronunciation
Soundspey'
Rhymesoverpay ... underpay: 9 rhymes with pey...
English > pay: 12 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningSomething that remunerates.
Example "he wasted his pay on drink"
Synonymswage, earnings, remuneration, salary
Part ofpayroll, paysheetA list of employees and their salaries
Narrowercombat payExtra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat
double timeA doubled wage (for working overtime)
foundFood and lodging provided in addition to money
half-payReduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
living wageA wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
merit payExtra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
minimum wageThe lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay
pay envelope, pay packetwages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner
sick paywages paid to an employee who is on sick leave
strike paymoney paid to strikers from union funds
take-home payWhat is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc
Broaderregular paymentA payment made at regular times
Spanishasignación, estipendio, ganancias, jornal, nómina, paga, remuneración, retribución, salario, soldada, sueldo
Catalanestipendi, honorari, jornal, paga, remuneració, retribució, salari, sou
Verbspaygive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
paybring in
paydo or give something to somebody in return
paycancel or discharge a debt
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
ModelThey pay him to write the letter
Example "Pay the waitress, please"
Entailed bybuy, purchaseObtain by purchase
Narrowerbribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
chargepay with a credit card
compensate, recompense, remuneratemake payment to
compensate, recompense, repair, indemnifymake amends for
defraybear the expenses of
disburse, pay outExpend, as from a fund
financeObtain or provide money for
foot, pickpay for something
go DutchShare expenses equally and split the cost of something
kick backpay a kickback
overpaypay too much
pay cashpay (for something) with cash
preferGive preference to one creditor over another
prepaypay for something before receiving it
put up, contributeProvide
redeem, pay offpay off (loans or promissory notes)
refund, return, repay, give backpay back
remitSend (money) in payment
spend, expend, droppay out
subsidize, subsidiseSecure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
tithepay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church
underpaypay too little
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
See alsofundfurnish money for
pay offeliminate by paying off (debts)
pay offpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
pay offpay off (loans or promissory notes)
pay outexpend, as from a fund
Spanishabonar, cancelar, pagar, retribuir
Catalanabonar, pagar, retribuir
Nounspaysomething that remunerates
payeea person to whom money is paid
payera person who pays money for something
paymentthe act of paying money
paymenta sum of money paid or a claim discharged
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningconvey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Examples
  • "Don't pay him any mind"
  • "pay attention"
Synonymgive
Narroweroffer, extendoffer verbally
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishdar, prestar
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningcancel or discharge a debt.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThey pay
Example"pay up, please!"
Synonymspay up, ante up
Narrowerliquidate, pay offEliminate by paying off (debts)
BroaderpayDischarge or settle
Oppositedefault, default onfail to pay up
Spanishpagar
Nounspaysomething that remunerates
paymentthe act of paying money
paymenta sum of money paid or a claim discharged
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningbring in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
Synonymsyield, bear
Categoryinvestment, investment fundsmoney that is invested with an expectation of profit
Narrowernet, clearYield as a net profit
pay offYield a profit or result
Broadergain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inearn on some commercial or business transaction
Spanishdar, devengar, pagar, producir, rendir
Nounspaysomething that remunerates
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningDo or give something to somebody in return.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey pay to move
Example"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
Synonymspay off, make up, compensate
Broadersettledispose of
See alsopay back, pay offtake vengeance on or get even
Spanishcompensar, indemnizar, recompensar
Catalancompensar, indemnitzar
Nounspaysomething that remunerates
payeea person to whom money is paid
payera person who pays money for something
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningdedicate.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "pay attention to"
Synonymsgive, devote
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Similar tosacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishdar, dedicar, prestar
Catalandedicar
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe worth it.
PatternIt ----s that CLAUSE
Example"It pays to go through the trouble"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishvaler la pena
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 8, social
MeaningRender.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s on something; Somebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey pay the money
Examples
  • "pay a visit"
  • "pay a call"
BroadermakePerform or carry out
Spanishrendir
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 9, cognition
Meaningbear (a cost or penalty) , in recompense for some action.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "You'll pay for this!"
  • "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"
  • "You'll pay for this opinion later"
Narrowertake one's lumps, get one's lumpsSuffer the results or consequences of one's behavior or actions
Broaderdigest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
Nounspayera person who pays money for something
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 10, possession
Meaningmake a compensation for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderrequite, repaymake repayment / repayment for or return something
Similar topay back, pay off, get, fixTake vengeance on or get even
Spanishpagar
English > pay: 12 senses > verb 11, possession
MeaningDischarge or settle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "pay a debt"
  • "pay an obligation"
Narrowerpay up, ante up, paycancel or discharge a debt
Broadersettledispose of
Nounspayera person who pays money for something
paymentthe act of paying money
paymenta sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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