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Synonyms for payback
ˈpeɪˌbækpay·back

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  1. paybacknoun

    Synonyms:
    just deserts, poetic justice

  2. paybacknoun

    An act of revenge.

    They beat us last year, so this year's win was payback.

    Synonyms:
    just deserts, poetic justice

  3. paybacknoun

    A form of recompense.

    Synonyms:
    poetic justice, just deserts

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paybacknoun

    financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, retribution

  2. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, requital, retribution

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  1. List of paraphrases for "payback":

    revenge, vengeance, salvage, recovery, recapture

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#8299revenge
#14937salvage
#16279vengeance
#26663payback
#33262retribution
#34282recapture
#307426requital

How to use payback in a sentence?

  1. Adam Schiff:

    Clearly, there's an expectation there on the Russian side that they may now have success with the Magnitsky Act, given that the prior meeting and communications dealt with the offer of help, it certainly seems like the Russians were ready for payback.

  2. United States:

    Given an unprecedented decline in driving, customers will receive a Shelter-in-Place Payback.

  3. Lois Zabrocky:

    With the narrow price differential, it doubles the length of time for scrubber payback. Seaways installed scrubbers on our highest-consuming ships and the payback period is likely within 2-3 years.

  4. Andy Sullivan:

    I thought it was going to be a really good knock on the front nine, but a few little errant drives meant the rough got its payback on me today.

  5. Chief Executive Dave McKay:

    We would consider strategic options to make small acquisitions that could help accelerate growth in the United States and provide a good payback to shareholders in a reasonable period of time.

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