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pays

verb
present tense third-person singular of pay

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to give (someone) the sum of money owed for goods or services received
  • we need to pay the cashier and then we can leave

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2 to give what is owed for
  • you ought to pay that bill before it's overdue

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3 to hand over or use up in payment
  • rock fans were willing to pay enormous sums to get into the concert

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4 to produce as revenue
  • an investment paying six percent

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5 to provide with a paying job
  • pay someone to mow the lawn for the summer

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pays

noun
plural of pay

Synonyms of pays (Entry 2 of 2)

1 the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services
  • it's difficult to support two children on her pay

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2 something (as money) that is given or received in return for goods or services
  • we should demand pay for all the overtime we're putting in

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“Pays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pays. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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