Definition - pay

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pay
  1. dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  2. something that remunerates;
  3. 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"
  4. salary
  5. 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"
  6. give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
  7. cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"
  8. discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
  9. do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  10. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  11. make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"

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