the management of revenues; the conduct or transaction of money matters generally, especially those affecting the public, as in the fields of banking and investment.
finances, the monetary resources, as of a government, company, organization, or individual; revenue.
to supply with money or capital; obtain money or credit for.
to raise money or capital needed for financial operations.
- fi·nance·a·ble, adjective
- pre·fi·nance, verb (used with object), pre·fi·nanced, pre·fi·nanc·ing.
- self-fi·nance, verb (used with object), self·-fi·nanced, self·-fi·nanc·ing.
- su·per·fi·nance, noun, verb, su·per·fi·nanced, su·per·fi·nanc·ing.
- un·der·fi·nance, verb (used with object), un·der·fi·nanced, un·der·fi·nanc·ing.
- un·fi·nanced, adjective
- well-fi·nanced, adjective
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How to use finance in a sentence
Nor am I particularly responsible with my personal finances.
Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.
Similar to how Tyra taught me that I must know every aspect of my company, I must know every aspect of my personal finances.
A second area that Republican challengers could have raised: how the Senate handles the reporting of personal finances.
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, George Washington was keen to rebuild his personal finances.
Maud Barrington's finances must be made secure before he left Silverdale, and he must remain at any cost until the wheat was sold.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
Again the thought hammered home: such a quantity of paper in circulation must affect the national finances of Britain.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
The state of her finances was such that she must be quite unable to fit out even a single squadron of moderate size.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
The finances of the country are being taxed to the utmost to find the extra "palm-oil" which these mercenaries demand.
The state of the finances was more satisfactory than during the last session.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for finance
the system of money, credit, etc, esp with respect to government revenues and expenditures
funds or the provision of funds
(plural) funds; financial condition
(tr) to provide or obtain funds, capital, or credit for
(intr) to manage or secure financial resources
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