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Definition of 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

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.
Ginger Rogers

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

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

If African farmers can use improved seeds and better practices to grow more crops and get them to market, then millions of families can earn themselves a better living and a better life.
Bill Gates

Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people's behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive.
Germaine Greer
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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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