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verb [transitive] formal defray pronunciation in American English /dɪˈfreɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydefray
he/she/itdefrays
present participledefraying
past tensedefrayed
past participledefrayed
  1. to provide money to pay for something
    Grants are offered to help defray the cost of attending the conference.
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