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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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How to use pay off in a sentence?

  1. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    Probably they are talking about private debts, but at the same time they are hinting that they aren't prepared to pay off the debts of the (former Ukrainian president Viktor) Yanukovich government, if it is actually formulated in this way this would undoubtedly be a default of Ukraine ... We would adopt as tough a position as possible in this case and defend our national interests.

  2. An Australian man:

    The first thing I thought was,' I'm going to be able to pay off everything !' and I was happy just to do that.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    When our kids want to go to college, where as other families who own their home and can go into the equity in their home to help pay for their students' tuition, our families have to go and those students have to take out loans and at interest rates that they can't afford to pay off over a long period of time.

  4. Michael Gross:

    There is a much brighter sense of optimism that the money they spend educating their child is really an investment that's going to pay off in the end.

  5. 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.


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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