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English noun: expense

1. expense (possession) amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

Synonymsdisbursal, disbursement

Broader (hypernym)cost

Narrower (hyponym)budget items, business expense, interest expense, lobbying expense, medical expense, moving expense, non-cash expense, operating cost, operating expense, overhead, personal expense, trade expense

2. expense (event) a detriment or sacrifice

SamplesAt the expense of.

Broader (hypernym)detriment, hurt

3. expense (possession) money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer

SamplesHe kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting.

Broader (hypernym)expenditure, outgo, outlay, spending

Narrower (hyponym)incidental, incidental expense, minor expense, travel expense

English verb: expense

1. expense (change) reduce the estimated value of something

SamplesFor tax purposes you can write off the laser printer.

Synonymswrite down, write off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depreciate

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