Synonyms for pay

Synonyms for (noun) pay

Synonyms: pay, remuneration, earnings, salary, wage

Definition: something that remunerates

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

Similar words: regular payment

Definition: a payment made at regular times

Synonyms for (verb) pay

Synonyms: devote, pay, give

Definition: dedicate

Usage: give thought to; give priority to; pay attention to

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: pay

Definition: bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

Usage: You'll pay for this!; She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly; You'll pay for this opinion later

Similar words: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach

Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Usage: I cannot bear his constant criticism; The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks; he learned to tolerate the heat; She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage


Synonyms: pay, give

Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

Usage: Don't pay him any mind; give the orders; Give him my best regards; pay attention

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

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

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: ante up, pay, pay up

Definition: cancel or discharge a debt

Usage: pay up, please!

Similar words: pay

Definition: discharge or settle

Usage: pay a debt; pay an obligation


Synonyms: pay

Definition: discharge or settle

Usage: pay a debt; pay an obligation

Similar words: settle

Definition: dispose of; make a financial settlement


Synonyms: pay, pay off, make up, compensate

Definition: do or give something to somebody in return

Usage: Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

Similar words: settle

Definition: dispose of; make a financial settlement


Synonyms: pay, yield, bear

Definition: bring in

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

Similar words: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

Definition: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Usage: How much do you make a month in your new job?; She earns a lot in her new job; this merger brought in lots of money; He clears $5,000 each month


Synonyms: pay

Definition: make a compensation for

Usage: a favor that cannot be paid back

Similar words: repay, requite

Definition: make repayment for or return something


Synonyms: pay

Definition: render

Usage: pay a visit; pay a call

Similar words: make

Definition: perform or carry out

Usage: make a decision; make a move; make advances; make a phone call


Synonyms: pay

Definition: be worth it

Usage: It pays to go through the trouble

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer