to give money to buy an item or a serviceExamples
(Note paying - paid)
to pay £1,000 for a car
How much did you pay to have the office cleaned?
to produce or distribute money(Note paying - paid)
to give an employee money for work doneExamples(Note paying - paid)Usageto be paid at piecework ratesto get money for each piece of work finished
to give money which is owed or which has to be paidExamples(Note paying - paid)Usageplease pay the sum of £10please give £10 in cash or by cheque
"...the yield figure means that if you buy the shares at their current price you will be getting 5 per cent before tax on your money if the company pays the same dividend as in its last financial year" [Investors Chronicle]