verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of earn1
synonym study for earn
OTHER WORDS FROM earnearner, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH earnearn , urn
Words nearby earn
Definition for earn (2 of 2)
verb (used without object) Obsolete.
Origin of earn2
How to use earn in a sentence
Since that day, I have tried to do everything in my power to work and earn your respect and try and make you proud on and off the field.J.J. Watt will be released by Houston Texans at his request|Mark Maske|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Shackelford graduated from West Potomac High School in 1992 and earned a degree in poetry four years later from East Carolina University.Tiffany Shackelford, 46, was known as a unique, fun ‘force’ to friends, family|Dana Hedgpeth|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
My job is to pump up one balloon at a time and earn as much money as possible.Auditors are testing hiring algorithms for bias, but there’s no easy fix|Amy Nordrum|February 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
France has earned the most Academy Award nominations for best international feature film and classics like Amélie, The Artist, or The Intouchables have turned into mainstream hits.
For instance, if an established website like Forbes links to a value-added blog you wrote a few months ago, you’ll earn a high-quality backlink.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021|Joseph Dyson|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Watch
The brokers then scout out potential “crew members” who can earn substantial discounts for working the journey.
It was never intended to do anything as vulgar as actually earn money.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is a job I knew I had to earn,” he said in an interview.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If she played enough—and she planned to—she would earn them a “free” night in the hotel.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others earn our admiration because they belong more to a particular moment.
Twenty dollars a month is the salary, and school keeps for six months, so I shall earn the large sum of $120 a year.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Robert is very well in a way, to give up all the money he can earn to the family, and keep the barest pittance for himself.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Every man will still earn his own living and that of his family as best he can, relying first and foremost upon his own efforts.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
He intends that he shall take the name of Arden, and earn the transmission of the title, or the distinction of a greater one.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
They justly earn it, and are rightly pleased with it; but I cannot feel sure whether they do not depend on it too much.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for earn
Word Origin for earn
Idioms and Phrases with earn
In addition to the idioms beginning with earn
- earn one's keep
- earn one's stripes
- penny saved is a penny earned