Synonyms of cost in English:


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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

humorous, informal damage

2‘the human cost of centuries of conflict’


penalty, sacrifice, loss

expense, toll, price

suffering, harm, hurt, injury, damage, detriment, deprivation

disadvantage, downside, drawback, snag, undesirable consequences, adverse effects

British disbenefit

3‘the company is not making enough money to cover its costs’


expenses, outgoings, disbursements, overheads, running costs, operating costs, fixed costs

expenditure, spending, outlay, money spent, payments



1‘the chair costs £186’


be priced at, sell for, be valued at, fetch, come to, amount to, be

informal set someone back, go for

British informal knock 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