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Synonyms of cost in English:


  • 1 there was a row over the cost of the equipment
    price, asking price, market price, selling price, fee, tariff, fare, toll, levy, charge, hire charge, rental;
    value, face value, valuation, quotation, rate, worth
    informal, , humorousdamage
  • 2 the human cost of centuries of conflict
    penalty, sacrifice, loss;
    suffering, harm, hurt, injury, damage, detriment, deprivation;
    disadvantage, downside, drawback, snag, undesirable consequences, adverse effects;
    British disbenefit
  • 3 (costs) the company is not making enough money to cover its costs
    expenses, outgoings, disbursements, overheads, running costs, operating costs, fixed costs;
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  • 1 the chair costs £186
    be priced at, sell for, be valued at, fetch, come to, amount to, be
    informalset someone back, go for
    British informalknock someone back
  • 2 the proposal has not yet been costed
    value, price, put a price on, put a value on, put a figure on, estimate the cost of, estimate the price of, evaluate
  • 3 that act of heroism cost him his life
    cause the loss of, cause the sacrifice of, lead to the end of;
    destroy, result in harm to, result in damage to, harm, hurt, injure, damage
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