defray definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to attempt the repayment of (prices or costs); pay.
    • To pay or discharge; to provide in repayment of; to give you for, as a charge, financial obligation, expenditures, prices, etc.
    • To avert or appease, as if you are paying down; to satisfy.
  • verb:
    • to pay (cash).
    • to cover or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet up (the expense of some thing).
    • To pay for (anything).
    • bear the expenditures of
  • others:
    • which will make settlement to or even for; pay money for the solutions or discharge the price of; pay or pay money for.
    • to fulfill; appease.
    • to meet up with or satisfy by payment, or by an equivalent; liquidate; settle; discharge: as, to defray the expense of a voyage, or of case; to defray a tavern-bill; the profits will not defray the costs or expenses.
  • noun:
    • Wrong-doing.

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