Another word for pay
wage, compensation, salary, payment, hire, remuneration, commission, redress, fee, stipend, indemnity, earnings, settlement, consideration, reimbursement, recompensation, reckoning, satisfaction, honorarium, meed, reward, requital, emolument, time*, time and a half*, double time*, overtime*. See syn. study at wage.wage.
working for, engaged by, in the service of, in the employ of; see employed.
To give payment
compensate, recompense, make payment, reward, remunerate, reimburse, repay, indemnify, discharge, recoup, refund, requite, settle, reckon with, put down, lay down, remit, make restitution, make reparation, hand over, liquidate, handle, take care of, give, confer, bequeath, defray, meet, prepay, advance, expend, disburse, clear, adjust, satisfy, bear the cost, bear the expense, finance, fund, shell out*, kick in*, dig up*, plank down*, plunk down*, put up*, stake*, foot the bill*, get square with the world*, sweeten the kitty*, pick up the tab*, pick up the check*, put one's money on the line*, fork out*, fork over*, come across*, come through with*, chip in*, square*, ante up*, cough up*; see also spend 1.
To produce a profit
pay is the simple, direct word meaning to give money, etc. due for services rendered, goods received, etc.; 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; 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; to reimburse is to pay back what has been expended to reimburse employees for traveling expenses; to indemnify is to pay for what has been lost or damaged they were indemnified for the war destruction; 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?; recompense stresses the idea of compensation or requital they felt adequately recompensed for their efforts
Another word for payverb
To give payment to in return for goods or services rendered:compensate, recompense, remunerate. See pay
To give compensation to:compensate, indemnify, recompense, redress, reimburse, remunerate, repay, requite. See pay
To distribute (money) as payment.Also used with out: disburse, expend, give, lay out, outlay, spend. (Informal) fork out (or over) (or up), shell out. See save
To set right by giving what is due.Off or up: clear, discharge, liquidate, satisfy, settle, square. See pay
To make as income or profit:bring in, clear, draw, earn, gain, gross, net2, produce, realize, repay, return, yield. See money
To give a satisfactory return to:compensate, indemnify, recompense, remunerate, repay, requite, reward. See pay
To exact revenge for or from:avenge, pay off, redress, repay, requite, vindicate. (Informal) fix. (Archaic) wreak. Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind (or in one's own coin), settle (or square) accounts, take an eye for an eye. See forgiveness
To exact revenge for or from:avenge, pay back, redress, repay, requite, vindicate. (Informal) fix. (Archaic) wreak. Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind (or in one's own coin), settle (or square) accounts, take an eye for an eye. See forgiveness
To give, offer, or promise a bribe to:bribe, buy (off). Idiom: grease someone's palm (or hand). See crimes, money, persuasion