Origin of defray
OTHER WORDS FROM defrayde·fray·a·ble, adjectivede·fray·er, nounpre·de·fray, verb (used with object)un·de·frayed, adjective
How to use defray in a sentence
The claims appeared to serve as a tacit admission that Amazon, Facebook and Google each intend to raise their ad rates to defray the cost of new taxes.Silicon Valley-backed groups sue Maryland to kill country’s first-ever online advertising tax|Tony Romm|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
A family friend organized a fundraiser to help defray the cost of the funeral.
Both companies let customers share rides to defray costs, but it takes a lot to fill a Falcon 9, so minor missions often tag along with larger ones and launch on their terms.SpaceX won’t be the only company launching commercial rockets in 2021|Charlie Wood|January 22, 2021|Popular-Science
The team is said to have partly defrayed the cost of the drugs by selling bicycles provided by sponsors.Why Victoria Gotti Is Rooting for Banned Cyclist Lance Armstrong|Michael Daly|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A substantial balance had been handed over to Mrs. Sinclair, and this defrayed the expenses of the funeral.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
As is well known, the expenses of the educational department are defrayed from the other half of the income of the fund.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions|George S. Boutwell
All expenses after the marriage are, of course, defrayed by the bridegroom.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
The expenses of The Lantern—including a generous douceur to myself—were all defrayed by the Empress.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
The expenses in a rural parish are defrayed by means of a rate raised with, and as part of, Public Libraries Acts.