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English noun: finance

1. finance (act) the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)banking, corporate finance, financing, floatation, flotation, funding, high finance, investing, investment

2. finance (cognition) the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Broader (hypernym)economic science, economics, political economy

Domain category membersaccumulation, capital account, finance, long, quaestor, short, short

3. finance (act) the management of money and credit and banking and investments

Broader (hypernym)direction, management

Narrower (hyponym)banking

Domain categoryfinance

English verb: finance

1. finance (possession) obtain or provide money for

SamplesCan we finance the addition to our home?.

ExamplesSam and Sue finance the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pay

Narrower (hyponym)back, fund, refinance, seed

2. finance (possession) sell or provide on credit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)credit

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