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