Definition: to make up for expenses incurred
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): fund, pay for
Antonym(s): take (near)
1. Here is money to defray the expenses you incurred while driving my son out of state.
2. After the fire, the church asked for donations to defray the cost of rebuilding.
3. The ten-dollar entry fee will help defray the rental expense charged by the facility.