finance

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finance

Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: /fīnăns/
  • IPA: /ˈfaɪ.næns/ or /fəˈnæns/

Noun[change]

Singular
finance

Plural
finances

  1. (uncountable) Finance is activities related to banking and money, especially by government.
    The minister of finance announced that taxes would increase by 1% in May.
  2. (plural) Your finances is the money that you have.
    She had managed to raise sufficient finances to enable her and her family to travel to Australia.
    The company's finances seem to be in good shape.

Verb[change]

Plain form
finance

Third-person singular
finances

Past tense
financed

Past participle
financed

Present participle
financing

  1. (transitive) If you finance something, you provide money for it.
    The soccer team was partly financed by a local business.
    The bank is financing our car loan.

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