Synonyms for cost

Synonyms for (noun) cost

Synonyms: cost, price, monetary value

Definition: the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

Usage: the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver; he puts a high price on his services; he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

Similar words: value

Definition: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

Usage: the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world


Synonyms: toll, cost, price

Definition: value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something

Usage: the cost in human life was enormous; the price of success is hard work; what price glory?

Similar words: value

Definition: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

Usage: the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world


Synonyms: cost

Definition: the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

Similar words: spending, outgo, outlay, expenditure

Definition: money paid out; an amount spent

Synonyms for (verb) cost

Synonyms: cost

Definition: require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

Usage: This mistake cost him his job

Similar words: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent


Synonyms: be, cost

Definition: be priced at

Usage: These shoes cost $100

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer