Synonyms and Antonyms of cost
1 a payment made in the course of achieving a result <the newlyweds spared no cost in building the kitchen of their dreams> Synonyms charge, expense, disbursement, expenditure, outgo, outlayRelated Words overhead; outflow; pocket money, spending money; price, rate, tab, tariff, toll
2 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something <we can't afford the cost of a house just yet, so we're renting an apartment> Synonyms ante, charge, price, damage, fee, figure, freight, price tagRelated Words fair market value, market value, valuation, value; asking price, list price, sticker price; price point, rate, tariff, unit price; carrying charge, overcharge, service charge (also service fee), surcharge; deduction, discount, markdown, reduction, sale; deposit; down payment; account, bill, check, invoice, tab
3 the loss or penalty involved in achieving a goal <they won the war, but at a terrible cost in lives> Synonyms priceRelated Words expense, toll; damages, forfeit, forfeiture, mulct, sacrifice; ante, risk
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