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  • something that remunerates
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • discharge or settle
    • pay a debt
    • pay an obligation
  • make a compensation for
    • a favor that cannot be paid back
  • 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
  • render
    • pay a visit
    • pay a call
  • be worth it
    • It pays to go through the trouble
  • dedicate
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to
  • do or give something to somebody in return
    • Does she pay you for the work you are doing?
  • bring in
    • interest-bearing accounts
    • How much does this savings certificate pay annually?
  • cancel or discharge a debt
    • pay up, please!
  • 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
  • give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please
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