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According to WordNet, the verb "pay" has 11 sense(s).
202253456 do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?".
202488056 render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call".
201060494 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".
202253154 discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation".
202732292 be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble".
200732224 dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to".
202291708 bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?".
202344243 make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back".
202251743 give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please".
- SUMO Mappings: Giving (subsuming mapping)
202252931 cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!".
- SUMO Mappings: Buying (subsuming mapping)
200737884 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".
- SUMO Mappings: Payment (subsuming mapping)
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