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Synonyms for pay off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pay off(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    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, compensate(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    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, fix(verb)

    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

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.

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. Jason Owens:

    Just by virtue of the fact that we literally encounter people from dozens of countries every year, it doesnt make sense to think that racial profiling would ever pay off for us because we would be missing out on a vast majority the criminal element.

  2. Liu Ligang:

    But China's case is a bit different, if you look at the last six years, firms have leveraged up quite a lot, previously bank loans were at quite high interest rates. If China can relax monetary policy further, firms could have a great incentive to borrow at a lower rate, and use them to pay off high-yield debt. Merely doing so will alleviate firms' financial burdens and also the risk of default.

  3. Brooks Koepka:

    Eventually all the hard work's going to pay off, it's just a matter of how quick it's going to turn. Listen, it's coming together piece by piece.

  4. Hudson Henry:

    The time you spend ahead of time is going to really pay off so that you are not struggling, trying to figure it out during the middle of this amazing event, you should be spending at least half of your time just enjoying it.

  5. Bill Condon:

    …Josh [Gad] makes something really subtle and delicious out it said, and that’s what has its pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it’s a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.

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Translations for pay off

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  • سدد دينكArabic
  • 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
  • aflossenDutch
  • opłacić, opłacać, opłacić się, opłacać sięPolish
  • compensarPortuguese
  • выплатить, покрывать, выплачивать, расплачиваться, подкупить, покрыть, окупаться, подкупать, окупиться, расплатитьсяRussian

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