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  1. [noun] something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
    Synonyms: wage, earnings, remuneration, salary

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

  3. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: give

  4. [verb] do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
    Synonyms: off, make up, compensate

  5. [verb] 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. [verb] cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"
    Synonyms: up, ante up

  7. [verb] bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
    Synonyms: yield, bear

  8. [verb] render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call"

  9. [verb] be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble"

  10. [verb] dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
    Synonyms: give, devote

  11. [verb] discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"

  12. [verb] make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"


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