[intransitive, transitive] to give somebody money for work, goods, services, etc. pay (for something) I'll pay for the tickets. Are you paying in cash or by credit card? My company pays well (= pays high salaries). pay for somebody to do something Her parents paid for her to go to Canada. pay something to pay cash pay something for something She pays £200 a week for this apartment. pay somebody (for something) Would you mind paying the taxi driver? pay somebody something He still hasn't paid me the money he owes me. I'm paid $100 a day. pay somebody/something to do something I don't pay you to sit around all day doing nothing!