Meaning of FINANCE in English

FINANCE

I.

noun

1 ( AmE usually financing ) money needed to fund sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ cheap (= borrowed at low interest)

▪ necessary

▪ additional , extra ( BrE ), further ( BrE )

the need to obtain additional ~

▪ long-term , medium-term , short-term

▪ joint

▪ external

▪ international

▪ private , public

▪ private-sector , public-sector

▪ bridging ( BrE )

You may require bridging ~ until the sale of your own property is completed.

▪ debt , loan ( esp. BrE )

▪ equity

▪ bank

the availability of bank ~ for small businesses

▪ housing , mortgage , real estate ( AmE )

▪ structured

VERB + FINANCE

▪ allocate , provide

▪ need , require

FINANCE + VERB

▪ be available

the ~ available to local government

▪ arrange , get , obtain , raise

She struggled to get the necessary ~ for her training.

FINANCE + NOUN

▪ company , house ( BrE )

▪ industry , sector

The banking and ~ sector was booming.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for ( esp. BrE )

Several banks are providing ~ for the project.

PHRASES

▪ a source of ~

2 managing money

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

the world of high ~ (= finance involving large companies or countries)

▪ company , corporate

▪ government , local-government , public , state

▪ consumer , personal

that most emotive of personal ~ issues—taxation

▪ global , international

FINANCE + NOUN

▪ director , minister , officer

Local government ~ officers found the tax very difficult to administer.

▪ committee , department

3 finances money available

ADJECTIVE

▪ healthy , sound (both esp. BrE )

Our family ~s are not very healthy at the moment.

▪ tight

▪ precarious

The company's ~s are looking a little precarious.

▪ company

▪ government , public , state

▪ family , household , personal , private

▪ campaign ( AmE )

VERB + FINANCES

▪ have

We don't have the ~s to throw a big party.

▪ lack

▪ control , deal with , handle , manage , plan , run

how to plan your ~s for a comfortable retirement

▪ get in order , keep in order , sort out ( esp. BrE )

The company was under pressure to get its ~s in order.

▪ bolster ( esp. AmE ), boost ( esp. BrE ), improve

▪ be a drain on , put a strain on , strain , stretch ( esp. BrE )

Buying a new car need not put a strain on your ~s.

FINANCES + VERB

▪ be a mess ( esp. AmE ), be in a mess ( esp. BrE )

Their ~s are (in) a mess.

PHRASES

▪ the state of sb's ~s

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ entirely , wholly

▪ largely , mainly

▪ partially , partly

▪ privately , publicly

The new roads will be ~d privately.

▪ jointly

The project was ~d jointly by the British and French governments.

▪ directly

▪ properly ( esp. BrE ), well

the introduction of a properly ~d system

VERB + FINANCE

▪ help (to)

▪ be needed to , be required to

the money needed to ~ the redevelopment

▪ be used to

Finance is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ campaign , ↑ deficit , ↑ development , ↑ education , ↑ expansion , ↑ expedition , ↑ expenditure , health service, ↑ import , ↑ programme , ↑ project , ↑ retirement , ↑ scheme , ↑ spending , ↑ venture

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