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Synonyms for expense
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expense, disbursal, disbursement(noun)

    amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

    Synonyms:
    disbursal, spending, outlay, disbursement

  2. expense(noun)

    a detriment or sacrifice

    "at the expense of"

    Synonyms:
    disbursal, disbursement

  3. expense(verb)

    money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer

    "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"

    Synonyms:
    disbursal, disbursement

  4. expense, write off, write down(verb)

    reduce the estimated value of something

    "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"

    Synonyms:
    write down, get down, set down, put down, write off

Wiktionary

  1. expense(noun)

    That which is expended, laid out, or consumed. Sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls.

    Jones reached the final at the expense of Jones, who couldn\u00B4t beat him.

    Synonyms:
    cost, charge, outlay

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expense

    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.

    Synonyms:
    cost, expenditure, outgo, outlay

    Antonyms:
    gain, income, proceeds, product, profit, profits, receipt, receipts, return, returns

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expense

    Synonyms:
    price, cost, charge, payment, expenditure, outlay

    Antonyms:
    income, profit, receipt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expense(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cost, charge, expenditure, outlay

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. expense(n)

    Synonyms:
    outlay, cost, charge, expenditure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "expense":

    detriment, expenditure, expenses, spending, cost, costa, costs, expenditures, fee, fees, charges, fresh, charge, disadvantage, burden, loads, load

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How to use expense in a sentence?

  1. Martin Fayulu:

    Tshisekedi took a dangerous shortcut to power at the expense of the Congolese people that Felix Tshisekedi pretended to defend, kabila couldn't manipulate the polls for his preferred candidate, so he went with Tshisekedi as a Plan B because( he was) seen as manipulable. ( There's) no long-term peace and stability with faulty institutions.

  2. Frank Lyko:

    What we see in slow motion with the marbled crayfish evolution is something that happens during the very early stages of tumour formation, in many ways, the invasive expansion of [the marbled crayfish] is analogous to a cancerous lineage spreading asexually at the expense of its host.

  3. Alphonse Desjardins, The Canadian credit union pioneer made the remarks in a speech in the early 1900s.:

    A credit union is not an ordinary financial concern, seeking to enrich its members at the expense of the general public. Neither is it a loan company, seeking to make a profit at the expense of the unfortunates… The credit union is nothing of the kind; it is the expression in the field of economics of a high social ideal.

  4. Mark Warner:

    President Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that President Trump is seemingly incapable of hearing facts that contradict President Trump own views, the mission of Intelligence Community is to speak truth to power ; Yet in pushing out two dedicated public servants in as many weeks, once again the President has shown that he has no problem prioritizing his political ego even if it comes at the expense of our national security.

  5. Jennifer Deal:

    For the majority of older adults, as an out of pocket expense, it really is second to a mortgage or a car, one of the most expensive purchases you can make in your lifetime, this shows we really should be treating hearing loss.


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