expense, disbursal, disbursement(noun)
amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
a detriment or sacrifice
"at the expense of"
money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer
"he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
expense, write off, write down(verb)
reduce the estimated value of something
"For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The cost of a thing is whatever one surrenders or gives up for it, intentionally or unintentionally, or even unconsciously; expense is what is laid out by calculation or intention. We say, "he won his fame at the cost of his life;" "I know it to my cost;" we speak of a joke at another's expense; at another's cost would seem to make it a more serious matter. There is a tendency to use cost of what we pay for a possession, expense of what we pay for a service; we speak of the cost of goods, the expense of making up. Outlay is used of some definite expenditure, as for the purchase of supplies; outgo of a steady drain or of incidental expenses. See PRICE.
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- изразходване, разноски, разход, харченеBulgarian
- útrata, vydání, výdaj, NákladyCzech
- Verlust, AusgabeGerman
- kulu, kustannusFinnish
- dépense, fraisFrench
- költség, kHungarian
- spesa, speseItalian
- uitgave, kostenDutch
- расход, расходыRussian
- utgift, bekostnad, förlustSwedish
- Selavu, இழப்பில்Tamil
- kinh phíVietnamese
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