1. To make amends for; pay compensation for; SYN. recompense, indemnify.
2. To make proper payment to; SYN. recompense, remunerate.
3. To make up for, make good; SYN. counterbalance, even out, even off, even up.
1. To form a cover over; SYN. spread over.
2. To hide from view or knowledge; SYN. cover up.
3. To provide with a covering or cause to be covered
4. To spread over a surface to conceal or protect
5. To be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game.
6. To clothe, as if for protection from the elements; SYN. wrap up.
7. To protect by insurance; SYN. insure, underwrite.
8. To protect or defend a position in a game
9. To provide for
10. To take an action to protect against future problems
11. To span an interval of distance, space or time; SYN. extend.
12. To be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
13. To compensate or make up for.
14. To deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; SYN. treat, handle, work, plow, deal, address.
15. To help out by taking someone's place an temporarily assuming his responsibilities
16. To invest with a large or excessive amount of something
17. To maintain a check on; esp. by patrolling
18. To play a higher card than the one previously played
ETYM Old Fren. peier, from Latin picare to pitch: cf. Old Fren. peiz pitch, French poix. Related to Pitch a black substance.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: paid).
1. To give money in exchange for goods or services.
2. To make a compensation for.
3. To render.
4. To do or give something to somebody in return; SYN. pay off, make up, compensate.
5. To discharge or settle.
6. To bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action.
7. To be worth it.