Definitions for defraydɪˈfreɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to bear or pay all or part of:
the grant helped defray some of the expenses of the seminar.
Origin of defray:
1535–45; < MF défrayer, OF deffroier to pay costs =de-dis -1+frayer to bear the costs, der. of frais, fres (pl.) costs
bear the expenses of
To spend (money).
To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet (the cost of something).
To pay for (something).
Origin: From desfrayer, défrayer, from dé- + fraier.
to pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc
to avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath
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