Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pay

11 senses of pay

Sense 1
pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")
          Phrasal Verb-> fund#6; pay off#2; pay off#3; pay off#5; pay out#1

Sense 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")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
pay up, ante up, pay -- (cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!")
       => pay -- (discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation")

Sense 4
yield, pay, bear -- (bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?")
       => gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in -- (earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month")

Sense 5
pay, pay off, make up, compensate -- (do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?")
       => settle -- (dispose of; make a financial settlement)
          Phrasal Verb-> pay back#2; pay off#6

Sense 6
give, pay, devote -- (dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Sense 7
pay -- (be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 8
pay -- (render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call")
       => make -- (perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call")

Sense 9
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")
       => digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

Sense 10
pay -- (make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back")
       => requite, repay -- (make repayment for or return something)

Sense 11
pay -- (discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation")
       => settle -- (dispose of; make a financial settlement)

Antonyms of adj paid

3 senses of paid

Sense 1
paid (vs. unpaid) -- (marked by the reception of pay; "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check")

unpaid (vs. paid) -- (not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill")
        => buckshee -- (free of charge; "if they deposit these shares in the scheme they will get further buckshee shares on a one-for-one basis"- Economist)
        => complimentary, costless, free, gratis (predicate), gratuitous -- (costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission")
        => non-paying -- (paying nothing; "non-paying guests"; "non-paying bidders on eBay")
        => outstanding, owing (predicate), undischarged -- (owed as a debt; "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts")
        => pro bono -- (done for the public good without compensation)
        => rent-free -- (complimentary; without payment of rent; "with the job came a rent-free apartment")
        => uncompensated, unsalaried -- (not paying a salary; "an uncompensated federal post")

Sense 2
nonrecreational, paid -- (involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby)

INDIRECT (VIA professional) -> nonprofessional -- (not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain; "the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"; "nonprofessional actors")

Sense 3
gainful, paid, paying -- (yielding a fair profit)

INDIRECT (VIA profitable) -> unprofitable -- (producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable")

Similarity of adj paid

3 senses of paid

Sense 1
paid (vs. unpaid) -- (marked by the reception of pay; "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check")
       => cashed -- (for which money has been paid; "a cashed check")
       => compensable, paying (prenominal), remunerative, salaried, stipendiary -- (for which money is paid; "a paying job"; "remunerative work"; "salaried employment"; "stipendiary services")
       => compensated, remunerated, salaried, stipendiary -- (receiving or eligible for compensation; "salaried workers"; "a stipendiary magistrate")
       => mercenary (prenominal), free-lance (prenominal), freelance (prenominal) -- (serving for wages in a foreign army; "mercenary killers")
       => paid-up -- (paid in advance; "paid-up insurance"; "paid-up members")
       => post-free -- (postpaid)
       => postpaid, prepaid -- (used especially of mail; paid in advance)
       => reply-paid -- (with cost of reply prepaid by sender; "reply-paid postcard"; "reply-paid envelope")
       => square (predicate) -- (leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square")

Sense 2
nonrecreational, paid -- (involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby)
       => professional (vs. nonprofessional) -- (engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes")

Sense 3
gainful, paid, paying -- (yielding a fair profit)
       => profitable (vs. unprofitable) -- (yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market")

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