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Definition of Pay

Pay

  1. To cover, as bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc., with tar or pitch, or waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
  2. To satisfy, or content; specifically, to satisfy (another person) for service rendered, property delivered, etc.; to discharge one's obligation to; to make due return to; to compensate; to remunerate; to recompense; to requite; as, to pay workmen or servants.
  3. Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.
  4. To discharge, as a debt, demand, or obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required; to deliver the amount or value of to the person to whom it is owing; to discharge a debt by delivering (money owed).
  5. To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised.
  6. To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit.
  7. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt.
  8. Hence, to make or secure suitable return for expense or trouble; to be remunerative or profitable; to be worth the effort or pains required; as, it will pay to ride; it will pay to wait; politeness always pays.
  9. Satisfaction; content.
  10. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier.
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Pay Translations

pay in Afrikaans is betaal
pay in Danish is betale
pay in Dutch is storten, betalen, uitbetalen, dokken
pay in Finnish is maksaa
pay in French is payent, payez, faire un versement, payer, payons
pay in German is bezahle, bezahlen, bezahlen
pay in Italian is stipendio, liquidare, pagare
pay in Latin is merces mercedis
pay in Norwegian is betale
pay in Portuguese is pagamento, pagar
pay in Spanish is pagar, acreditar
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