how to pronounce defray


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defray is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of defray in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… high enough to defray the construction …”

meanings of defray


  1. To pay for (something).
  2. To spend (money).
  3. To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet (the cost of something).

defray frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word defray occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics defray can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that defray can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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