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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