Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun expense

3 senses of expense

Sense 1
expense, disbursal, disbursement -- (amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures))
       => cost -- (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)

Sense 2
expense -- (a detriment or sacrifice; "at the expense of")
       => detriment, hurt -- (a damage or loss)

Sense 3
expense -- (money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting")
       => outgo, spending, expenditure, outlay -- (money paid out; an amount spent)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb expense

1 sense of expense

Sense 1
expense, write off, write down -- (reduce the estimated value of something; "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer")
       => depreciate -- (lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again")

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