yield a profit or result
"His efforts finally paid off"
liquidate, pay off(verb)
eliminate by paying off (debts)
redeem, pay off(verb)
pay off (loans or promissory notes)
pay, pay off, make up, compensate(verb)
do or give something to somebody in return
"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
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buy off, pay off(verb)
pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
pay back, pay off, get, fix(verb)
take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
How to use pay off in a sentence?
In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
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.
When it comes down to controlling your costs, not working on stuff that won't pay off is essential, no fishing expeditions.
Beyond product innovation, in the last several years we have made significant investments in our ETF business that we expect to continue to pay off going forward.
I believe that hard work always pays off and I am working diligently to win more laurels for my country in the upcoming competitions, my training schedule is pretty tough at the moment... but I have seen that my timing has improved a lot compared to before. I am working really hard and am sure it will pay off. I feel I will qualify for the Olympics this year.
Translations for pay off
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- podplácet, vyplatit se, splatit, podplatit, vyplácet seCzech
- auszahlen, sich lohnen, zurückzahlen, bestechenGerman
- valer la pena, recompensar, pagar, cancelar, sobornar, salir a cuentaSpanish
- acquitter, payer, soudoyerFrench
- opłacić, opłacać, opłacić się, opłacać sięPolish
- выплатить, покрывать, выплачивать, расплачиваться, подкупить, покрыть, окупаться, подкупать, окупиться, расплатитьсяRussian
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