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English noun: payment

1. payment (possession) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged


Broader (hypernym)cost


Narrower (hyponym)benefit, blood money, bonus, bribe, cash, conscience money, credit, deferred payment, deposit, down payment, final payment, immediate payment, incentive, installment, insurance premium, lump sum, overpayment, payoff, payoff, penalty, pittance, premium, quittance, recompense, refund, regular payment, remission, remitment, remittal, remittance, repayment, residual, reward, royalty, satisfaction, subscription, support payment, token payment, underpayment


Antonymsnonpayment, nonremittal, default

2. payment (act) the act of paying money


Synonymsdefrayal, defrayment


Broader (hypernym)commerce, commercialism, mercantilism


Narrower (hyponym)amortisation, amortization, disbursal, disbursement, fee splitting, outlay, overpayment, prepayment, ransom, refund, remuneration, rendering, repayment, spending, tribute, underpayment


Antonymsevasion, nonpayment

3. payment (act) an act of requiting; returning in kind


Synonymsrequital


Broader (hypernym)getting even, paying back, return









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