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Another word for pay

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Verb
  1. To give payment to in return for goods or services rendered

    See also:

    pay

  2. To distribute (money) as payment.

    See also:

    save

  3. To set right by giving what is due.

    See also:

    pay

  4. To make as income or profit

    See also:

    money

  5. To give a satisfactory return to

    See also:

    pay

Noun

Idioms:

    pay back

  1. To exact revenge for or from

  2. pay off

  3. To exact revenge for or from

  4. pay off

  5. To give, offer, or promise a bribe to

Another word for pay

Synonym Study

  • Recompense stresses the idea of compensation or requital they felt adequately recompensed for their efforts
  • Repay implies a paying back of money given to one or may refer to a doing or giving of anything in requital how can I repay you for your kindness?
  • To indemnify is to pay for what has been lost or damaged they were indemnified for the war destruction
  • To reimburse is to pay back what has been expended to reimburse employees for traveling expenses
  • Remunerate stresses the idea of payment for a service rendered, but it often also carries an implication of reward a bumper crop remunerated the farmer for past labors
  • Compensate implies a return, whether monetary or not, thought of as equivalent to the service given, the effort expended, or the loss sustained one could never be compensated for the loss of a child
  • Pay is the simple, direct word meaning to give money, etc. due for services rendered, goods received, etc.