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
Origin: [F. dfrayer; pref. d- (L. de or dis-) + frais expense, fr. LL. fredum, fridum, expense, fine by which an offender obtained peace from his sovereign, or more likely, atoned for an offense against the public peace, fr. OHG. fridu peace, G. friede. See Affray.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-frā′, v.t. to discharge the expenses of anything: to pay: (Spens.) to appease:—pr.p. defray′ing; pa.p. defrayed′.—ns. Defray′ment, Defray′al. [O. Fr. defrayer—de, and frais, expense—Low L. fractum, breakage, damage, expense.]
The numerical value of defray in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of defray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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It would seem that companies are trying to defray or offset the impact on their finances by putting the burden on the ordinary worker.
Saving on non-food items, often on sale or with coupons, may help defray, off-set, or reduce the cost of healthy food items in the total grocery bill for a household.
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