1. earn

verb. ['ˈɝːn'] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.


  • pay
  • clear
  • bring in
  • profit
  • rake in
  • eke out
  • net
  • pull in
  • take in
  • gross
  • bear
  • take home
  • shovel in
  • get
  • sack up
  • acquire
  • turn a profit
  • sack
  • yield
  • squeeze out
  • realise
  • make
  • gain
  • realize
  • rake off


  • lose
  • pay cash
  • charge
  • underpay

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Rhymes with Earn

  • unconcern
  • concern
  • upturn
  • sauterne
  • return
  • new-bern
  • mckern
  • mcgurn
  • laverne
  • discern
  • amburn
  • alpern
  • sturn
  • stirn
  • sterne
  • stern
  • spurn
  • ohern
  • o'hern
  • obyrne
  • o'byrne
  • o'beirne
  • aherne
  • ahern
  • adjourn
  • zurn
  • verne
  • vern
  • turn
  • thurn

How do you pronounce earn?

Pronounce earn as ərn.

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Sentences with earn

1. Verb, base form
In most jobs, you can expect to earn more as you grow in skills and experience.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The percentage of men's pay that women earn is shown in parentheses:

3. Noun, singular or mass
The 75th percentile salary is $261,170, meaning 25 percent earn more.

Quotes about earn

1. The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives.
- Arthur C. Brooks

2. I went to boarding school in the country, so there's no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 - it was insane. If you earn my friendship, you are my family, and I'll do anything for you.
- Jamie Campbell Bower

3. You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.
- Ram Dass

2. earn

verb. ['ˈɝːn'] acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions.


  • get
  • garner
  • acquire


  • take
  • default
  • indistinct
  • unclearness