Synonyms of 'defray'
payDictionary, meet, cover
The government has committed billions toward defraying the costs of the war.
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If someone discharges a debt, they pay it.
The goods will be sold in order to discharge the debt.
If you meet the cost of something, you provide the money that is needed for it.
The government will help meet some of the costs.
Thesaurus for defray from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you defray someone's costs or expenses, you give them money which represents the amount that they have spent , for example while they have been doing something for you or acting on your behalf .