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up·front

or up-front  (ŭp′frŭnt′)Informal
adj.
1. Straightforward; frank.
2. Paid or due in advance: upfront cash.
adv. also up front
In advance; beforehand: demanded to be paid up front for the photographs.

up′front′ness n.

upfront

(ˈʌpˈfrʌnt)
adj
informal open; frank; honest
adv, adj
(Banking & Finance) (of money) paid out at the beginning of a business arrangement
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upfront - frank and honestupfront - frank and honest; "he was upfront about his intentions"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
Translations

upfront

[ʌpˈfrʌnt]
A. ADJ
1. (= frank) → abierto, franco
2. [payment] → inicial
B. ADV
1. (= in advance) → por adelantado
to pay upfront for sthpagar algo por adelantado
2. (esp US) (= frankly) → sinceramente, francamente

upfront

adj
personoffen; to be upfront about somethingsich offen über etw (acc)äußern
upfront moneyVorschuss m; an upfront commission/feeeine Kommission/Gebühr, die im Voraus zu entrichten ist
adv
(= in advance) pay, chargeim Voraus; we’d like 20% upfrontwir hätten gern 20% (als) Vorschuss; we need all the cash upfrontwir benötigen die ganze Summe im Voraus
(esp US: = openly) → offen
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