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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pay off

    To repay or to retaliate, to punish or to reward, may be to make some return very inadequate to the benefit or injury received, or the right or wrong done; but to requite (according to its etymology) is to make so full and adequate a return as to quit oneself of all obligation of favor or hostility, of punishment or reward. Requite is often used in the more general sense of recompense or repay, but always with the suggestion, at least, of the original idea of full equivalent; when one speaks of requiting kindness with ingratitude, the expression gains force from the comparison of the actual with the proper and appropriate return. Compare PAY.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, compensate, pay, punish, quit, reciprocate, recompense, remunerate, repay, requite, retaliate, return, revenge, reward, satisfy, settle with

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, excuse, forget, forgive, neglect, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass over, slight

    Preposition:
    To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pay offverb

    yield a profit or result

    "His efforts finally paid off"

    Synonyms:
    make up, pay, buy off, pay back, redeem, liquidate, get, compensate, fix

  2. liquidate, pay offverb

    eliminate by paying off (debts)

    Synonyms:
    make up, do in, pay, buy off, pay back, redeem, liquidate, get, neutralise, compensate, knock off, fix, waste, neutralize

  3. redeem, pay offverb

    pay off (loans or promissory notes)

    Synonyms:
    make up, redeem, pay, buy off, ransom, pay back, save, liquidate, get, compensate, fix, deliver

  4. pay, pay off, make up, compensateverb

    do or give something to somebody in return

    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

    Synonyms:
    even off, right, get, liquidate, make up, compensate, patch up, recompense, cover, fix, remunerate, even out, fabricate, pay back, make, be, redeem, ante up, reconcile, correct, invent, counterbalance, give, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, devote, pay up, represent, conciliate, comprise, even up, repair, yield, cook up, buy off, indemnify, redress, constitute, pay, settle, bear

  5. buy off, pay offverb

    pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor

    Synonyms:
    make up, pay, buy off, pay back, redeem, liquidate, get, compensate, fix

  6. pay back, pay off, get, fixverb

    take vengeance on or get even

    "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"

    Synonyms:
    desexualize, take, desexualise, restore, make, gear up, mystify, experience, develop, draw, cook, have, mend, become, desex, sustain, ready, receive, scram, unsex, amaze, stimulate, sire, limit, posit, drive, engender, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, fixate, beat, pay, set about, get down, incur, make up, contract, bring forth, grow, specify, dumbfound, stupefy, start, fasten, arrest, beget, liquidate, sterilise, secure, repair, bring, bewilder, sterilize, mother, buy off, father, buzz off, catch, touch on, let, obtain, redeem, puzzle, flummox, repay, compensate, set, get, generate, prepare, capture, find, deposit, define, furbish up, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, situate, aim, induce, perplex, gravel, begin, fetch, set up, reward, determine, commence, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, bushel, bugger off, cause, doctor, nonplus

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pay off

    Synonyms:
    pay and discharge (as hired men)

  2. pay off

    Synonyms:
    punish, pay, take revenge upon, retort upon

  3. pay off

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) fall off, fall to leeward

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  1. Jim Ryan:

    Tamez says even if a scan shows an empty hidden compartment it could pay off down the road. The imager gives us the opportunity to, once we find that compartment, scan it. If its empty we never have to tell the bad guy that we found it and all we can do is start doing our research and putting lookouts on this particular vehicle so we can target it at a later time, said Tamez. Tamezsays it saves his team time, money, and officers lives. The alternative is paying for damages on a vehicle, the alternative is having your officers come in contact with fentanyl and possibly overdosing, theres just so many, so many secondary and tertiaryeffects that are negative that can be avoided with a device like this, said Tamez. IBM DITCHES FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY, JOINS CALL FOR POLICE REFORMS Viken is constantly upgrading. Its latest invention, the Osprey-UVX, is an X-ray machine that scans the bottom of moving vehicles.Its expected to roll out later this year at the Laredo and Brownsville ports of entry. Officers will be able to scan a car instantly as it passes through their ports. Security technology company Viken Detection's latest invention is an under vehicle scanner called the Osprey-UVX which can detect hidden items stashed under cars. It's expected to be rolled out at the Southern Texas border later this year. It can scan moving vehicles as they drive over it (Viken Detection) You can stay in your vehicle and you can drive either over or through a portal and you will be able to get a complete image of the vehicle, said Ryan. Within the year Viken Detection hopes to take things even further by trialinga new device that can scanan entire vehicle as it crosses a port of entry. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Our goal is for CBP to go through these demonstrations over the next couple of months and by year-end they will be making their decision and we expect 2021 and beyond to be in installation mode getting these vehicle scanners all the way across the board.

  2. Jeremy Gordon:

    East Africa hasn't seen huge tech acquisitions or other types of exits, the events that make early stage investments truly pay off.

  3. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner:

    In 1978 when the Shah was overthrown, the United States government froze the funds of Cubic Defense, the terror victims came to court to demand the frozen funds be used to pay off their unsatisfied judgments against Iran.

  4. Sean Reyes:

    Forgiving their school loans is the least we can do to recognize their service and sacrifice, these veterans have suffered permanent and total disability as a direct result of their service to our country. They and their families have sacrificed health, quality of life, and often their dreams for the future. Many have lost their ability to work and pay off any school debt.

  5. Craig Pirrong:

    The glut increases liquidity. Liquidity enhances optionality. Optionality creates value. Don't stymie this salutary development. Go with it. It will pay off in both the short term and the long term.


Translations for pay off

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  • سدد دينكArabic
  • vyplácet se, podplácet, podplatit, vyplatit se, splatitCzech
  • zurückzahlen, bestechen, sich lohnen, auszahlenGerman
  • cancelar, pagar, sobornar, salir a cuenta, recompensar, valer la penaSpanish
  • acquitter, payer, soudoyerFrench
  • վճարելArmenian
  • aflossenDutch
  • opłacić się, opłacić, opłacać się, opłacaćPolish
  • compensarPortuguese
  • подкупать, окупаться, окупиться, расплатиться, покрыть, подкупить, расплачиваться, выплачивать, покрывать, выплатитьRussian

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