verb (used with object)
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Origin of defray
OTHER WORDS FROM defrayde·fray·a·ble, adjectivede·fray·er, nounpre·de·fray, verb (used with object)un·de·frayed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for defray
He also defrayed the expenses of the Wagner concert at Zurich, a little item of nine thousand francs.Unicorns|James Huneker
The late William H. Vanderbilt defrayed the expense of transporting it to this country.The Man Who Rocked the Earth|Arthur Train
In case of assistance against a foreign nation, the expenses of the war were to be defrayed by the party requesting aid.The History of Sulu|Najeeb M. Saleeby
The costs of governing Afghanistan, therefore, would have to be defrayed from the English Exchequer.
The expense of rebuilding the three bays on the eastern side was defrayed by a sum of money left by Bishop Hotham.Ely Cathedral|Anonymous