Synonyms of pay off


1. payoff, final payment, payment

usage: the final payment of a debt

2. bribe, payoff, payment

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

3. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff, income

usage: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

4. wages, reward, payoff, consequence, aftermath

usage: a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"


1. pay off, yield, pay, bear

usage: yield a profit or result; "His efforts finally paid off"

2. liquidate, pay off, pay up, ante up, pay

usage: eliminate by paying off (debts)

3. redeem, pay off, pay

usage: pay off (loans or promissory notes)

4. pay, pay off, make up, compensate, settle

usage: do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

5. buy off, pay off, bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms

usage: pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor

6. pay back, pay off, get, fix, get even, get back

usage: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"

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