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Synonyms for payoff
ˈpeɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. payoff, final payment(noun)

    the final payment of a debt

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

  2. bribe, payoff(noun)

    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, payoff(noun)

    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, payoff(noun)

    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:

    bribe, reward

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How to use payoff in a sentence?

  1. Kelly McGonigal:

    Exercise is a way of practicing being good at stress. It's uncomfortable, but there's also the payoff.

  2. Edouard Lecerf:

    The European question has a way of crystallizing a whole series of discontents about institutions, policies and elites, with a high electoral payoff.

  3. 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.

  4. United States:

    As alleged, Zottola Sr. set in motion a deadly plot to kill Zottola Sr. father and brother, with Bloods gang members carrying out extreme acts of violence to collect a payoff for the hits.

  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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