Synonyms of pay-off in English:


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1‘the lure of enormous pay-offs in hard currency could prove irresistible’


payment, payout, reward, recompense, consideration

bribe, inducement, enticement, incentive

North American payola

kickback, sweetener, carrot, backhander, hush money, slush fund, cut, graft

British bung, dropsy

North American plugola, schmear

Australian sling

rare douceur, drop

2‘sales are forecast to produce a pay-off of £160,000’


return, return on investment, yield, payback, reward, profit, gain, income, revenue, interest, dividend, percentage

3‘the murderer is finally unmasked in a dramatic pay-off’


outcome, denouement, culmination, conclusion, development, result, consequence, out-turn, end result, upshot, aftermath

archaic success