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Definition of finance verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    

finance

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnæns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnæns//
 
; BrE BrE//faɪˈnæns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnæns//
 
; BrE BrE//fəˈnæns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnæns//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they finance
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnæns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnæns//
 
; BrE BrE//faɪˈnæns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnæns//
 
; BrE BrE//fəˈnæns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnæns//
 
he / she / it finances
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnænsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnænsɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//faɪˈnænsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnænsɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//fəˈnænsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnænsɪz//
 
past simple financed
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnænst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnænst//
 
; BrE BrE//faɪˈnænst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnænst//
 
; BrE BrE//fəˈnænst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnænst//
 
past participle financed
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnænst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnænst//
 
; BrE BrE//faɪˈnænst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnænst//
 
; BrE BrE//fəˈnænst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnænst//
 
-ing form financing
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnænsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnænsɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//faɪˈnænsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnænsɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//fəˈnænsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnænsɪŋ//
 
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 finance something to provide money for a project synonym fund The building project will be financed by the government. He took a job to finance his stay in Germany. See related entries: Making films Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from finer ‘make an end, settle a debt’, from fin ‘end’, from Latin finis ‘end’ (in medieval Latin denoting a sum paid on settling a lawsuit). The original sense was ‘payment of a debt, compensation, or ransom’; later ‘taxation, revenue’. Current senses date from the 18th cent., and reflect sense development in French.Extra examples The new roads will be financed privately. The project was financed jointly by the British and French governments. the £37 million needed to finance the redevelopment the introduction of a properly financed dog warden scheme Apparently he committed the offences to finance his drug addiction. The building project will be financed by the government and by public donations. The money was used to finance the takeover of three rival companies.
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