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Synonyms for pay
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary(verb)

    something that remunerates

    "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

    Synonyms:
    profit, salary, lucre, wage, net income, earnings, profits, net, net profit, remuneration

  2. pay(verb)

    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

    "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, devote, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, bear

  3. give, pay(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:
    make up, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, impart, compensate, pass on, move over, return, establish, reach, present, have, fall in, make, throw, ante up, gift, kick in, feed, break, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, founder, devote, pay up, hold, pass, render, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, generate, contribute, afford, pay off, hand, bear

  4. pay up, ante up, pay(verb)

    cancel or discharge a debt

    "pay up, please!"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, devote, bear

  5. yield, pay, bear(verb)

    bring in

    "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

    Synonyms:
    digest, abide, succumb, comport, tolerate, deliver, make up, compensate, behave, move over, return, endure, hold, put up, concede, have, expect, give in, deport, give way, assume, give, stick out, take over, ante up, pay up, ease up, carry, cede, grant, knuckle under, support, devote, birth, relent, buckle under, render, have a bun in the oven, soften, acquit, brook, yield, turn out, conduct, suffer, contain, stand, gestate, stomach, generate, accept, afford, pay off, give birth, wear, bear

  6. pay, pay off, make up, compensate(verb)

    do or give something to somebody in return

    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

    Synonyms:
    even off, right, get, liquidate, make up, compensate, patch up, recompense, cover, fix, remunerate, even out, fabricate, pay back, make, be, redeem, ante up, reconcile, correct, invent, counterbalance, give, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, devote, pay up, represent, conciliate, comprise, even up, repair, yield, cook up, buy off, indemnify, redress, constitute, pay off, settle, bear

  7. give, pay, devote(verb)

    dedicate

    "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"

    Synonyms:
    make up, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, impart, compensate, pass on, move over, return, establish, reach, present, have, fall in, make, throw, ante up, gift, kick in, feed, break, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, founder, devote, pay up, hold, pass, render, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, generate, contribute, afford, pay off, hand, bear

  8. pay(verb)

    be worth it

    "It pays to go through the trouble"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, devote, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, bear

  9. pay(verb)

    render

    "pay a visit"; "pay a call"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, devote, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, bear

  10. pay(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"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, devote, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, bear

  11. pay(verb)

    make a compensation for

    "a favor that cannot be paid back"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, devote, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, bear

  12. pay(verb)

    discharge or settle

    "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"

    Synonyms:
    ante up, pay up, give, devote, yield, make up, compensate, pay off, bear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pay(n)

    An allowance is a stipulated amount furnished at regular intervals as a matter of discretion or gratuity, as of food to besieged soldiers, or of money to a child or ward. Compensation is a comprehensive word signifying a return for a service done. Remuneration is applied to matters of great amount or importance. Recompense is a still wider and loftier word, with less suggestion of calculation and market value; there are services for which affection and gratitude are the sole and sufficient recompense; earnings, fees, hire, pay, salary, and wages are forms of compensation and may be included in compensation, remuneration, or recompense. Pay is commercial and strictly signifies an exact pecuniary equivalent for a thing or service, except when the contrary is expressly stated, as when we speak of "high pay" or "poor pay." Wages denotes what a worker receives. Earnings is often used as exactly equivalent to wages, but may be used with reference to the real value of work done or service rendered, and even applied to inanimate things; as, the earnings of capital. Hire is distinctly mercenary or menial, but as a noun has gone out of popular use, tho the verb to hire is common. Salary is for literary or professional work, wages for handicraft or other comparatively inferior service; a salary is regarded as more permanent than wages; an editor receives a salary, a compositor receives wages. Stipend has become exclusively a literary word. A fee is given for a single service or privilege, and is sometimes in the nature of a gratuity. Compare REQUITE.

    Synonyms:
    allowance, compensation, earnings, fee, hire, honorarium, payment, recompense, remuneration, requital, salary, stipend, wages

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pay(n)

    Synonyms:
    wages, salary, stipend, recompense, payment

  2. pay(r)

    Synonyms:
    compensate, remunerate, satisfy, discharge, expend, disburse, requite, liquidate

    Antonyms:
    deprive, defraud, exact, dissatisfy, hoard, retain, invest, fund

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge, settle, liquidate, cash

  2. pay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    compensate, recompense, requite, remunerate, reward, make payment to

  3. pay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    punish, take revenge upon, retort upon

  4. pay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) smear (with tar or pitch)

  5. pay(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    make compensation

  6. pay(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be profitable, be remunerative, make a good return, be a good investment, give a good interest

  7. pay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compensation, recompense, remuneration, reward, requital, wages, salary, stipend, hire, allowance

How to pronounce pay?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say pay in sign language?

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How to use pay in a sentence?

  1. Garcia Zarate:

    A day later, he reiterated his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2015, prior to Kate’s law being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Trump tweeted that he supported the law. In another tweet, he criticized former President Barack Obama's reaction to the shooting. During his speech at the Republican National Convention as the GOP presidential nominee, Trump mentioned Steinlein his speech. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel Where was sanctuary for all the other- ah it's so sad to even be talking about it cause we can solve this problem so quickly, he said during the speech, referencing sanctuary cities. I don't pay too much attention to it, you know, they're going to say what they're going to say. I really have no say in what's going to be put out there, Brad Steinle said in response to Trump's comments, according to a 2016 interview withABC 7. Jim Steinle told theSan Francisco Chroniclethe family was saddened and shocked by the verdict. There's no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.

  2. John Polga-Hecimovich:

    This is indicative of the failed macro-economic policy in Venezuela, salaries are not enough for people to pay for the things they need.

  3. Suzanne Perry:

    ( Our employees are) family now, we've watched their children grow up and they've done absolutely nothing wrong, but we can't protect them. There's absolutely nothing we can do. We can't pay people when we have no revenue.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    As our country struggled for its survival, President Lincoln dedicated the battlefield at Gettysburg as a final resting place for those who died here that the nation might live, today, the nation that lived pauses to pay tribute to one of those who died there.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    (There is) pre-paid gas for exactly two days, no action has been taken yet, i would ask the prime minister and Gazprom to pay more attention to this, given that no one needs conflicts similar to those in previous years. We are ready to strictly fulfil (our) contractual obligations, but under pre-payment only.


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