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Dictionary definition for: Pay

1. (n) something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check" "he wasted his pay on drink" "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

2. (v) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

3. (v) 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"

4. (v) do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

5. (v) 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"

6. (v) cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"

7. (v) bring in; "interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

8. (v) render; "pay a visit" "pay a call"

9. (v) be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble"

10. (v) dedicate; "give thought to" "give priority to" "pay attention to"

11. (v) discharge or settle; "pay a debt" "pay an obligation"

12. (v) make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"

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