|1.||[ verb ] (business) yield a profit or result|
"His efforts finally paid off"
|2.||[ verb ] eliminate by paying off; as of debts|
|Related terms:||pay_up lift amortize liquidation|
|3.||[ verb ] (business) pay off, as of loans or promissory notes|
|Related terms:||pay redemption|
|4.||[ verb ] do or give something to somebody in return|
|Synonyms:||pay make_up compensate|
"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
|Related terms:||settle pay_back pay_back compensation payer payee|
|5.||[ verb ] (law) pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor|
|Related terms:||bribe crime|
|6.||[ verb ] take vengeance on or get even|
|Synonyms:||get fix pay_back|
"We'll get them!" "That'll fix him good!" "This time I got him"
|Related terms:||get_even pay vengeance|