Definition of pay

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • pay is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • pay is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • pay is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of pay


  • cancel or discharge a debt (verb)

    Examples

    1. pay up, please!

    Synonyms

    1. ante up
    2. pay up
  • dedicate (verb)

    Examples

    1. pay attention to

    Synonyms

    1. devote
    2. give
  • convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow (verb)

    Examples

    1. Don't pay him any mind
    2. pay attention

    Synonyms

    1. give
  • do or give something to somebody in return (verb)

    Examples

    1. Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

    Synonyms

    1. compensate
    2. make up
    3. pay off
  • something that remunerates (noun)

    Examples

    1. he wasted his pay on drink

    Synonyms

    1. earnings
    2. remuneration
    3. salary
    4. wage
  • bring in (verb)

    Examples

    1. How much does this savings certificate pay annually?

    Synonyms

    1. bear
    2. yield
  • bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action (verb)

    Examples

    1. You'll pay for this!
    2. She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly
    3. You'll pay for this opinion later
  • be worth it (verb)

    Examples

    1. It pays to go through the trouble
  • discharge or settle (verb)

    Examples

    1. pay a debt
    2. pay an obligation
  • give money, usually in exchange for goods or services (verb)
  • make a compensation for (verb)
  • render (verb)

    Examples

    1. pay a visit
    2. pay a call

See definition of pay in Merriam Webster

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