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Definition of Earn

Earn

  1. See Ern, n.
  2. To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).
  3. To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.
  4. To grieve.
  5. To long; to yearn.
  6. To curdle, as milk.

Earn Quotations

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Albert Einstein

As you get older and wiser you realize that when people are given anything without having to earn it (unless they are physically or mentally utterly incapable of earning anything), they become ungrateful and lazy. They also become less happy.
Dennis Prager

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.
Michelle Obama

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
Ayn Rand

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
Susan B. Anthony
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Earn Translations

earn in Afrikaans is wen, verdien
earn in Danish is vinde, fortjene
earn in Dutch is behalen, verdienen, winnen
earn in Finnish is voittaa
earn in French is gagner, gagnons, gagnez, gagnent
earn in German is verdiene, verdienen
earn in Italian is guadagnare
earn in Latin is mereo mereor
earn in Portuguese is ganhe, ganhar
earn in Spanish is ganar

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