defray englannista suomeksi
vastata kustannuksista, kustantaa
To spend (money).
1946, (w), ''History of Western Philosophy'', I.29:
- The expenses of the war, while in progress, were defrayed by executing rich men and confiscating their property.
2009, ‘A Viennese grind’, ''The Economist'', 30 Jul 2009:
- Investors, meanwhile, got back a fraction of their money. Some say Mr Meinl’s €100m bail, paid by a source in Liechtenstein, should be used to defray their losses.
2010, Roy Greenslade, ''The Guardian'', 9 Dec 2010:
- In order to help defray the substantial costs involved, they then raised revenue through taking advertisements.
To pay for (something).