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finance

noun uk   /ˈfaɪ.næns/ us  
B2 [U] (the management of) a supply of money: corporate/personal/public finance the minister of finance/the finance minister You need to speak to someone in the finance department. The finance committee controls the school's budget.finances [plural]
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B2 the money that a person or company has: We keep a tight control on the organization's finances. UK informal My finances won't run to (= I do not have enough money to buy) a new car this year.
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finance

verb [T] uk   /ˈfaɪ.næns/ us  
B2 to provide the money needed for something to happen: The city council has refused to finance the project.
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