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earnest2

ear·nest2

earnest2

 
pronunciation:
uhr nihst
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a partial payment from a buyer to confirm a purchase agreement.
synonyms:
binder, deposit
similar words:
advance, installment, pledge
definition 2: any similar pledge, assurance, or the like.
I offer this ring as an earnest of my intentions.
synonyms:
assurance, guaranty, pledge, warrant
similar words:
advance, binder, collateral, deposit, devout, gage, promise