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Synonyms for payoff
ˈpeɪˌɔf, -ˌɒfpay·off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. payoff, final paymentnoun

    the final payment of a debt

    issue, take, return, bribe, proceeds, yield, takings, wages, reward, final payment

  2. bribe, payoffnoun

    payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

    issue, take, return, bribe, proceeds, yield, takings, wages, reward, final payment

  3. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoffnoun

    the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

    "the average return was about 5%"

    topic, progeny, subject, output, exit, issuing, counter, rejoinder, income tax return, wages, military issue, takings, reward, regaining, final payment, take, publication, egress, government issue, event, upshot, return, comeback, restitution, retort, offspring, riposte, tax return, outlet, reappearance, result, recurrence, return key, coming back, replication, number, outcome, yield, bribe, getting even, emergence, effect, way out, restoration, issue, production, paying back, proceeds, fruit, consequence, matter, homecoming, issuance

  4. wages, reward, payoffnoun

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

    "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

    issue, return, wages, bribe, yield, reinforcement, advantage, reward, final payment, take, proceeds, takings

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  1. List of paraphrases for "payoff":

    bribe, reward

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  1. Actress Mariska Hargitay:

    The message I got from my father was that life is hard, but you just don’t quit, i’d get an audition and he’d say, ‘How hard are you going to work for it?’ So I pushed myself even when I didn’t feel like pushing myself. I acted confident even when I wasn’t. And slowly… I became more confident. [If you] kick fear to the side, the payoff is huge.

  2. Michael Roche:

    If you have been a brave soul holding Venezuela 2016s, you could roll over that money into the next bond that has the greatest upside payoff.

  3. Nails Inc.:

    These highly pigmented shades provide full-cover payoff and are designed to be worn together for those confident enough to show the world they are living a big, bold, and unrestrained life.

  4. Edouard Lecerf:

    We often see that in European elections or votes about Europe, opponents of The EU have a greater capacity to mobilize than supporters, the European question has a way of crystallizing a whole series of discontents about institutions, policies and elites, with a high electoral payoff.

  5. Adrian Nish:

    I can't think of a case where we have seen a criminal go to the level of effort to customize it for the environment they were operating in, i guess it was the realization that the potential payoff made that effort worthwhile.

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