verb (used with object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
verb (used without object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
- finance bill,
- finance charge,
- finance company,
Origin of finance
Examples from the Web for financed
It was financed by Pathé, a French company—which I think is very telling.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They financed the Republican takeover of the New York State Senate.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Keystone project is not an American one, but a global one, financed and favored by major multinational oil interests.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As if the former could exist without the latter; were not financed by it completely.
But we financed civil wars and counterinsurgencies in these countries to the tune of many billions of dollars.
Smith banks—has been compelled to bank by those who financed him.The Exiles of Faloo|Barry Pain
The rights upon which the venture of 1608 was financed did not run beyond the year.The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain|Charles W. Colby
The 40 Christian discovery and conquest of America was to be organized and financed on a voluntary basis.An American Religious Movement|Winfred Ernest Douglas
He had financed her as a star, ransacking Europe for her stage properties, and then he fell in love with her.The Breaking Point|Mary Roberts Rinehart
After she had won her desire, she contrived the escape of Clitophon from prison dressed in her clothes, and financed by her.Essays on the Greek Romances|Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
Word Origin for finance
late 15c., "to ransom;" see finance (n.). Sense of "to manage money" is recorded from 1827; that of "to furnish with money" is from 1866. Related: Financed; financing.
c.1400, "an end, settlement, retribution," from Middle French finance "ending, settlement of a debt" (13c.), noun of action from finer "to end, settle a dispute or debt," from fin (see fine (n.)). Cf. Medieval Latin finis "a payment in settlement, fine or tax."
The notion is of "ending" (by satisfying) something that is due (cf. Greek telos "end;" plural tele "services due, dues exacted by the state, financial means"). The French senses gradually were brought into English: "ransom" (mid-15c.), "taxation" (late 15c.); the sense of "management of money" first recorded in English 1770.