La palabra del día: Abonar

Verb. From the Latin ad bonum, towars the good, to make good. In Business Spanish it means to to give an amount of money as payment for something. The noun, rarely used, is el abono; we prefer el pago or la cancelación. E.g.: Los productores y ganaderos deben abonar el saldo de los costes de fabricación y entrega: Producers and animal keepers will pay the balance of the manufacturing and delivery costs.
Abono also means fertilizer or compost and abonar to fertilize. It makes sense, as it’s all about making good. dc