V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to experience something unpleasant; 2. to become burdened with something, such as a debt

Synonyms: sustain, encounter, experience

Antonyms: avoid, elude, evade, escape

Tips: Incur is often used in accounting or finance, as in "to incur late fees." The related adjective incurred is used to describe something that has been sustained, also applicable to finances: "incurred expenses."

Usage Examples:

They had to incur penalty fees because they sent the payment in late. (sustain)

If we don’t find a way to cut operating costs, we will incur significant losses. (experience)

The company will incur substantial storage costs if there is too much inventory on hand. (sustain)

She incurred the wrath of her colleague as a result of a negative comment she made about her colleague’s work. (experienced)

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