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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-nans, fahy-nans]
    • /fɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns/
    • /ˈfaɪnæns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-nans, fahy-nans]
    • /fɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns/

Definitions of finance word

  • noun finance the management of revenues; the conduct or transaction of money matters generally, especially those affecting the public, as in the fields of banking and investment. 1
  • noun finance finances, the monetary resources, as of a government, company, organization, or individual; revenue. 1
  • verb with object finance to supply with money or capital; obtain money or credit for. 1
  • verb without object finance to raise money or capital needed for financial operations. 1
  • noun finance The management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies. 1
  • noun finance business: money management 1

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Origin of finance

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English finaunce < Anglo-French, Middle French finance, equivalent to fin(er) to end, settle, pay (see fine2) + -ance -ance

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Parts of speech for Finance


finance popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for finance

noun finance

  • banking — Banking is the business activity of banks and similar institutions.
  • economics — (used with a singular verb) the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind.
  • investment — the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.
  • business — Business is work relating to the production, buying, and selling of goods or services.
  • commerce — Commerce is the activities and procedures involved in buying and selling things.

verb finance

  • underwrite — to write under or at the foot of, especially under other written matter.
  • subsidize — to furnish or aid with a subsidy.
  • support — to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
  • back — If you move back, you move in the opposite direction to the one in which you are facing or in which you were moving before.
  • fund — a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.

Antonyms for finance

verb finance

  • disapprove — to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • discourage — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • hurt — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.

Top questions with finance

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