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1 to receive as return for effort
  • during my teen years I earned pocket money by mowing lawns

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2 to be or make worthy of (as a reward or punishment)
  • you've earned the afternoon off after all that hard work

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The first known use of earn was before the 12th century

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“Earn.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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