Synonyms and Antonyms of earn

  1. 1 to receive as return for effort during my teen years I earned pocket money by mowing lawns Synonyms acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, win Related Words clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remake Near Antonyms accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yield Antonyms forfeit, lose

  2. 2 to be or make worthy of (as a reward or punishment) you've earned the afternoon off after all that hard work Synonyms deserve, merit, rate Related Words entitle, qualify

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a trip made at another's expense

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