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earn

earn

 
pronunciation:
uhrn
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: earned, earning, earns
definition 1: to receive money for work that you have done.
She earns more money in her new job than in her old job.
synonyms:
make, receive
similar words:
collect, gain, realize, win
definition 2: to receive something because of hard work or good behavior.
He earned that award through a lot of effort.
synonyms:
deserve, win
similar words:
gain, get, realize
definition 3: to receive money as profit.
Does your bank account earn much interest?
synonyms:
gain
similar words:
make, profit, realize
derivation: earner (n.)
Homophone Note
The words earn and urn (a vase or pot) sound alike but have different meanings.