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pay

 
Noun pay has 1 sense
  1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
    --1 is a kind of regular payment
    --1 is a part of payroll, paysheet
    --1 has particulars:
     combat pay; double time; found; half-pay; living wage; merit pay; minimum wage; pay envelope, pay packet; sick pay; strike pay; take-home pay
    Derived forms: verb pay6, verb pay5, verb pay3, verb pay1
Verb pay has 11 senses
  1. pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
    --1 is one way to
    give
    Derived forms: noun pay1, noun payment1, noun payment2, noun payee1, noun payer1
    Sample sentence:
    They pay him to write the letter
  2. give, pay - convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
    --2 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  3. pay, pay off, make up, compensate - do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
    --3 is one way to settle
    Derived forms: noun pay1, noun payee1, noun payer1
    Sample sentence:
    They pay to move
  4. pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
    --4 is one way to
    digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
    Derived form: noun payer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. pay up, ante up, pay - cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"
    --5 is one way to pay
    Derived forms: noun pay1, noun payment1, noun payment2
    Sample sentence:
    They pay
  6. yield, pay, bear - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
    --6 is one way to gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
    Derived form: noun pay1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  7. pay - render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call"
    --7 is one way to
    make
    Sample sentence:
    They pay the money
  8. pay - be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble"
    --8 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  9. give, pay, devote - dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
    --9 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
  10. pay - discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
    --10 is one way to
    settle
    Derived forms: noun payment1, noun payment2, noun payer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. pay - make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"
    --11 is one way to
    requite, repay
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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