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be profitable

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  • be profitable
  • make money
  • make a return
  • provide a living
  • be remunerative

benefit

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suffer

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pay for something

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  • suffer for
  • compensate for
  • answer for
  • be punished for
  • atone for
  • make amends for
  • suffer the consequences of
  • get your just deserts

pay off

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pay someone back

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bribe

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dismiss

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pay something off

pay something out

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pay up

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Synonyms for pay

to give payment to in return for goods or services rendered

to distribute (money) as payment

to set right by giving what is due

to give a satisfactory return to

pay back: to exact revenge for or from

pay off: to exact revenge for or from

pay off: to give, offer, or promise a bribe to

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Synonyms for pay

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The time to pay the piper has come and the people to pay should be the ones who have been reaping the benefits.
Cocco pointed out that those who evaded paying the import duties on their cars or other vehicles will not be able to renew their license plates unless they pay the piper. He calculated that as much as RD$675 million could be recovered in this one area alone.
After this handsome opening, Parsons proceeded merely to illustrate the tale of greedy townies refusing to pay the piper for ridding their burg of vermin, so that the piper charms their kiddies away and turns them into stars.
It is the clients who pay the piper who are in the best position to call the tune so this may be the breakthrough which can lead in the long run to a profound change in the culture of the industry.
Now he's hoping to avoid having to pay the piper more than $154,000.
I say that those who pay the piper call the tune in mass media--not every note but the overarching score, the repeated melodies, the themes that are sounded again and again.
But these boomers can now afford to pay the piper and call the tune.
The bill to pay the piper was a 61-39 loser in the Reagan homeland.
When the townspeople refuse to pay the piper for his services, he lures their children away by the same means.
Only when individual consumers pay the piper will health-care providers and health insurers dance to the tune of consumer demand.
That "tax cut" Roskam engineered looks like it's really just a twisted way to shovel more money to donors while deceiving his constituents into a false sense of security before it's time to "pay the piper."
"I'm telling you that if you do not pull back and recognize Crimea as an autonomous republic of the Ukraine, then you are going to have to pay the piper.''