transitive verb, godan verb
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means bribe, but when you pay a bribe, you are going to pay something or to cover something, like a meal, or something like that.
You need to make a payment, make a payment now (まかなう) to cover the cost of this room.
I don’t think my income would be enough to feed my family if we had a baby now.