Examples of defray in a sentence
This will defray the costs.
Origin and Etymology of defray
Medieval French deffroyer, from des- de- + frayer to expend, from Old French, from frais, plural of fret, frait expenditure, literally, damage by breaking, from Latin fractum, neuter of fractus, past participle of frangere to break — more at break
First Known Use: 1536
DEFRAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defray for English Language Learners
: to pay for (something)
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