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What is another word for pays?

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To give (someone) money that is due for work done, goods received, or a debt incurred
“He's still waiting for his employer to pay him for his work.”
(of a business or activity) To be profitable
“It will inevitably pay in the long term if you invest in real estate.”
To earn from one's employment
“This line of work just does not pay much and you may have to look at alternative means for earning a living wage.”
To be advantageous
“It will pay you to always watch before you leap.”
To hand over as payment
“We will have to pay the required sum of money to the contractors once they complete their job.”
To hand over or transfer the amount due of (a debt, wages, etc.)
“I always pay my bills on time.”
To hire (somebody) for work or a job
“We could just pay someone to do our gardening for us.”
To suffer misfortune as a consequence of an action
“Our business partner will make us pay if we break any of the terms of our agreement.”
To give (attention, respect, or a compliment) to (someone)
“I'm trying to conjure up the good-fairy presence to get her to pay some attention to me.”
Plural for the money paid to someone for regular work
“My employer has generously increased my pay.”
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