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1. expense

noun. ['ɪkˈspɛns'] amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures).

Synonyms

  • operating expense
  • personal expense
  • interest expense
  • non-cash expense
  • disbursement
  • lobbying expense
  • budget items
  • trade expense
  • medical expense
  • overhead
  • cost
  • moving expense
  • disbursal
  • business expense

Antonyms

  • antecedent
  • basic
  • essential
  • deny

Etymology

  • expensa (Latin)
  • expendo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Expense

  • misrepresents
  • nondefense
  • commonsense
  • suspense
  • pretense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • intense
  • incense
  • defense
  • defence
  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • tense
  • sense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • fence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

How do you pronounce expense?

Pronounce expense as ɪkˈspɛns.

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Sentences with expense


1. Noun, singular or mass
Organic mattresses cost a bit more but are worth the extra expense if you can afford it.

2. Adjective
You can calculate your net profit after taxes using revenue and expense information from a particular accounting period.

Quotes about expense


1. Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings.
- Ellen DeGeneres

2. Don't fall in love with your wit. Your cleverly turned phrase may not, as you hope, show off how much gray matter you have, especially if the phrase is at someone else's expense.
- Harvey Mackay

3. When I play a game, I want to play, not necessarily laugh. If you try to make me laugh at the expense of interactivity, then you've just created another funny game that isn't very fun. The videogame medium itself is a terrible place for complicated humor, drama, and character development.
- Doug TenNapel

2. expense

noun. ['ɪkˈspɛns'] a detriment or sacrifice.

Synonyms

  • hurt

Antonyms

  • expensiveness
  • inexpensiveness

Etymology

  • expensa (Latin)
  • expendo (Latin)

3. expense

noun. ['ɪkˈspɛns'] money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer.

Synonyms

  • outlay
  • minor expense
  • travel expense
  • outgo
  • spending
  • incidental expense
  • expenditure

Antonyms

  • increase
  • flatter
  • good health
  • pleasure

Etymology

  • expensa (Latin)
  • expendo (Latin)

4. expense

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛns'] reduce the estimated value of something.

Synonyms

  • write down
  • depreciate

Antonyms

  • be full
  • be well
  • uninjured

Etymology

  • expensa (Latin)
  • expendo (Latin)
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