What is the opposite of pay?

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Opposite of to give (someone) money that is due for work done, goods received, or a debt incurred
“In a brutal rejection of the insurance chief's leadership, 59% of investors decided to repudiate his pay package.”
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(of a business or activity) Opposite of to be profitable
“When holidaymakers coming to the area cancel their plans, hoteliers lose.”
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Opposite of to earn from one's employment
“There are some people who all too often squander their earnings in ostentatious expenditure.”
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Opposite of to be advantageous
“If there is a concern that people's emotional expressions will relay information that they do not want to be shared because it will disadvantage them, they will attempt to suppress them.”
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Opposite of to hand over as payment
“This committee feels that to deny him payment for the work he performed since he was not aware of the fact that he was violating the law, would be doing him a great injustice.”
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Opposite of to hand over or transfer the amount due of (a debt, wages, etc.)
“I question whether I am within the reasonable ground to withhold the payment due to the property damage.”
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Opposite of to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“I had to discharge an employee for doing his job so poorly.”
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Opposite of to suffer misfortune as a consequence of an action
“It's only for this special occasion that an exception has been made because we wanted to reward all of you for your hard work.”
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Opposite of to give (attention, respect, or a compliment) to (someone)
“Everyone reasonably demands that others should not deprive him of honor or esteem as well as of his goods.”
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
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Opposite of to recompense or award someone in return for something done or given
“To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.”
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Opposite of to provide in payment
“I would rather save my money than spend it on that car.”
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
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Opposite of to make amends for an offense, crime or sin one has committed
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Opposite of to give something towards a cause
“Rudolph would receive some much-needed donations for his medical bills.”
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Opposite of to be inclusive of after payment of an agreed amount of money or funds
“Government data on wages and salaries also exclude fringe benefits.”
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Opposite of to pay off one's debts
“I bought another car which will only serve to accumulate more debt on my credit card.”
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Opposite of to be blamed or punished for something, especially for the wrongful actions of another
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Opposite of to pay what one owes (a debt, a bill etc.
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Opposite of to lend money to someone
“She was going through a difficult time and asked if she could borrow some money from me.”
Noun
Opposite of the money paid to someone for regular work
“My bills were piling up, my debt was getting bigger, and I was getting scared.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of indemnifying, preserving, or securing against loss, damage, or penalty
Noun
Opposite of money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments
Noun
Opposite of something, typically money, awarded in exchange for goods or services
Noun
Opposite of payment for membership
Noun
Opposite of money that is gained or acquired
Noun
Opposite of the climax or outcome of events
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