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Synonyms for earn

Synonyms for earn

to receive, as wages, for one's labor

to acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort

Synonyms for earn

acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions


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He was self-educated, had taught himself German and French, and at that time was earning a meagre living by translating scientific and philosophical works for a struggling socialist publishing house in Chicago.
Yes, they're quarrelling over the division of the earnings of the street railways.
He was once or twice cross with me when I said it seemed a pity to be spending the money in the bank (which might be afterward wanted) instead of earning more in business.
There was but one chance of earning my bread--to go to the employment offered me (under a man cook, at a club).
This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet.
I threaten mamma sometimes that I'll run away, and disgrace the family by earning my own livelihood, if she torments me any more; and then that frightens her a little.
The crime of not earning a living, in their case, is called vagrancy.
But he hadn't,' said Eugene, drawing a lady's head upon his writing-paper, and touching it at intervals, 'the opportunity then of earning so much money, you see.
It was compelled to pay one-tenth of its gross earnings to the Post Office.
shareholder is treated as directly owning the municipal bonds and earning the tax-exempt interest.
The banks, ranging in assets from nearly $800 million to $125 million have reallocated a total of $30 million into interest earning assets within the last 45 days.
When the tie-up is in place, Swiss will be an earning and redemption partner in the frequent flyer programs of every Star carrier.
Among the athletic directors at the Pac-10's eight public schools, Oregon's Bill Moos - whose contract is heavily tied to incentives - and Arizona's Jim Livengood are the highest paid, each earning about $300,000.
Northwest has resurrected its Fly Free Faster promotion, allowing WorldPerks members to earn 10,000 bonus miles between June 1 and September 30 for completing one Qualifying Activity and earning at least five Partner Credits from participating WorldPerks program partners.