Focus on the pronunciation of pay
English definition of “pay”
/peɪ/ v [I/T] (past tense and past participle paid /peɪd/) (GIVE MONEY FOR)
› to give money to someone for goods or services: [T] We paid a lot of money for that table. [I] Would you prefer to pay by credit card? [I] fig. We all eventually pay for our mistakes (= suffer or are punished because of our mistakes). › To pay is also to give someone or something money for an amount you owe: [T] We’ve got to pay the rent. [T] We have so many bills to pay. payable
/ˈpeɪ·ə·bəl/ adj [not gradable] › Please make your check payable to Broadway Antiques.