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de·fray

 (dĭ-frā′)
tr.v. de·frayed, de·fray·ing, de·frays
To undertake the payment of (costs or expenses); pay.

[French défrayer, from Old French desfrayer : des-, de- + *frai, expense (from Latin frāctum, from neuter past participle of frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots).]

de·fray′a·ble adj.
de·fray′al n.

defray

(dɪˈfreɪ)
vb
(Accounting & Book-keeping) (tr) to furnish or provide money for (costs, expenses, etc); pay
[C16: from Old French deffroier to pay expenses, from de- dis-1 + frai expenditure, originally: cost incurred through breaking something, from Latin frangere to break]
deˈfrayable adj
deˈfrayal, deˈfrayment n
deˈfrayer n

de•fray

(dɪˈfreɪ)

v.t.
to bear or pay all or part of: the grant helped defray some of the expenses of the seminar.
[1535–45; < Middle French défrayer, Old French deffroier to pay costs =de- dis-1 + frayer to bear the costs, derivative of frais, fres (pl.) costs]
de•fray′a•ble, adj.
de•fray′al, n.
de•fray′er, n.

defray


Past participle: defrayed
Gerund: defraying

Imperative
defray
defray
Present
I defray
you defray
he/she/it defrays
we defray
you defray
they defray
Preterite
I defrayed
you defrayed
he/she/it defrayed
we defrayed
you defrayed
they defrayed
Present Continuous
I am defraying
you are defraying
he/she/it is defraying
we are defraying
you are defraying
they are defraying
Present Perfect
I have defrayed
you have defrayed
he/she/it has defrayed
we have defrayed
you have defrayed
they have defrayed
Past Continuous
I was defraying
you were defraying
he/she/it was defraying
we were defraying
you were defraying
they were defraying
Past Perfect
I had defrayed
you had defrayed
he/she/it had defrayed
we had defrayed
you had defrayed
they had defrayed
Future
I will defray
you will defray
he/she/it will defray
we will defray
you will defray
they will defray
Future Perfect
I will have defrayed
you will have defrayed
he/she/it will have defrayed
we will have defrayed
you will have defrayed
they will have defrayed
Future Continuous
I will be defraying
you will be defraying
he/she/it will be defraying
we will be defraying
you will be defraying
they will be defraying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defraying
you have been defraying
he/she/it has been defraying
we have been defraying
you have been defraying
they have been defraying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defraying
you will have been defraying
he/she/it will have been defraying
we will have been defraying
you will have been defraying
they will have been defraying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defraying
you had been defraying
he/she/it had been defraying
we had been defraying
you had been defraying
they had been defraying
Conditional
I would defray
you would defray
he/she/it would defray
we would defray
you would defray
they would defray
Past Conditional
I would have defrayed
you would have defrayed
he/she/it would have defrayed
we would have defrayed
you would have defrayed
they would have defrayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defray - bear the expenses of
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"

defray

verb pay (used of costs or expenses) meet, cover, clear, settle, discharge The government has committed billions toward defraying the costs of the war.
Translations

defray

[dɪˈfreɪ] VT (frm) → sufragar, costear
to defray sb's expensessufragar or costear los gastos de algn

defray

[dɪˈfreɪ] vt
to defray sb's expenses → défrayer qn, rembourser ses frais à qn

defray

defray

[dɪˈfreɪ] vt (frm) (expenses) → sostenere