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Another word for payoff

  1. The highest point or state

      1. The period of maximum severity or intensity of a disease or fever.
      1. The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.
      2. The upper region of the sky.
      3. The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
      1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
      2. The part farthest from a given reference point:
      3. The crown of the head:
      1. The highest point or part; the top.
      2. The highest level or degree that can be attained.
      3. The highest level, as of government officials.
      1. A small turret or spire on a roof or buttress.
      2. A tall pointed formation, such as a mountain peak.
      3. The highest point; the culmination.
      1. A tapering, projecting point; a pointed extremity:
      2. The pointed summit of a mountain.
      3. The mountain itself.
      1. An imaginary great circle on the earth's surface passing through the North and South geographic poles.
      2. Either half of such a great circle from pole to pole. All points on the same meridian have the same longitude.
      3. A great circle passing through the two poles of the celestial sphere and the zenith of a given observer.
      1. The distance from the base of something to the top.
      2. Elevation above a given level, as of the sun or a star above the horizon; altitude.
      3. The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall:
      1. a culminating; reaching of the highest or lowest altitude or point
      2. the highest point; zenith; climax
      1. An ornamental circlet or head covering, often made of precious metal set with jewels and worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
      2. The power, position, or empire of a monarch or of a state governed by constitutional monarchy.
      3. The monarch as head of state.
      1. A usually ornamental tuft, ridge, or similar projection on the head of a bird or other animal.
      2. An elevated, irregularly toothed ridge on the stigmas of certain flowers.
      3. A ridge or an appendage on a plant part, such as on a leaf or petal.
      1. The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series or progression; a culmination.
      2. A series of statements or ideas in an ascending order of rhetorical force or intensity.
      3. The final statement in such a series.
      1. The point in an orbit around the planet Earth where the orbiting body is farthest from the planet.
      2. The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
      3. The farthest or highest point; the apex:
      1. The highest point; the vertex:
      2. The highest level or degree that is attained.
      3. The usually pointed end of an object; the tip:
      1. The highest point, as of achievement or development:
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  2. Money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior

      1. Money, especially counterfeit money.
      2. Money accepted as a bribe.
      3. Stolen goods; swag.
      1. Payment of a party, especially a disc jockey or radio station, for the promotion of a product or service, such as a commercial musical recording, without making the legally required disclosure of sponsorship.
      2. The money used to make such payment.
      1. To unite (a shoot or bud) with a growing plant by insertion or by placing in close contact.
      2. To join (a plant or plants) by such union.
      3. To transplant or implant (living tissue, for example) surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. Money or some other benefit given to a person in power, especially a public official, in an effort to cause the person to take a particular action.
      2. Something offered to induce another to do something:
      3. To give, offer, or promise a bribe to.