Earn - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɜːrn|  American pronunciation of the word earn
Brit.  |ɜːn|  British pronunciation of the word earn


- earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages(syn: clear, gain, make, realise, realize)

She earns a lot in her new job

- acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions (syn: garner, win)


He earns interest on rates.

His accomplishments earned him respect.

He earns nearly £20,000 a year.

You don't earn much money being a nurse.

He did all sorts of jobs to earn a living.

I was the only person in the house who was earning.

She was earning good money at the bank.

Chris will pay - he's earning a fortune.

The movie earned £7 million on its first day.

You could earn a higher rate of interest elsewhere.

I think you've earned a rest.

He soon earned the respect of the players.

He hopes to earn a place in the team.

The company has earned a reputation for reliability.

That performance earned her an Oscar as Best Actress.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: earn
he/she/it: earns
present participle: earning
past tense: earned
past participle: earned
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