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

1 sense of pay

Sense 1
wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary -- (something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings")
       => regular payment -- (a payment made at regular times)

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)

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