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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).]
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(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]
deˈfrayal, deˈfrayment n
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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]
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Past participle: defrayed
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|Verb||1.||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"
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verb pay (used of costs or expenses) meet, cover, clear, settle, discharge The government has committed billions toward defraying the costs of the war.
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defray[dɪˈfreɪ] VT (frm) → sufragar, costear
to defray sb's expenses → sufragar or costear los gastos de algn
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defray[dɪˈfreɪ] vt (frm) (expenses) → sostenere
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