Definitions for defraydɪˈfreɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. defray(verb)

    bear the expenses of


  1. defray(Verb)

    To spend (money).

  2. defray(Verb)

    To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet (the cost of something).

  3. defray(Verb)

    To pay for (something).

  4. Origin: From desfrayer, défrayer, from dé- + fraier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defray(verb)

    to pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc

  2. Defray(verb)

    to avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath

Anagrams of defray

  1. frayed


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