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Definitions and Synonyms of earn | Another word for earn | What is earn?

Definition 1: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages - [verb of possession]

Samples where earn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  • She earns a lot in her new job
  • this merger brought in lots of money
  • He clears $5,000 each month

Synonyms for earn in the sense of this definition

(earn is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of earn ) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(... is a kind of earn ) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

(... is a kind of earn ) earn large sums of money

"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

(... is a kind of earn ) earn as a salary or wage

"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

(... is a kind of earn ) take money from an illegal transaction

(... is a kind of earn ) make a profit; gain money or materially

"The company has not profited from the merger"

(... is a kind of earn ) make by laborious and precarious means

"He eked out a living as a painter"

(earn has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

(earn has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Definition 2: acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions - [verb of possession]

Samples where earn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • its beauty won Paris the name 'City of Lights'

Synonyms for earn in the sense of this definition

(earn is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of earn ) win an athletic letter

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