(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. wager; conduct, make, carry on, engage in, undertake. See warfare, undertaking, chance.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. wages, pay, stipend, fee, salary, earnings, payment, emolument; see also pay 2 .
Syn.- wage (also often ?wages ) applies to money paid an employee at relatively short intervals, often daily, or weekly, esp. for manual or physical labor; salary applies to fixed compensation usually paid at longer intervals, often monthly or semimonthly, esp. to clerical or professional workers; stipend is a somewhat lofty substitute for salary , or it is applied to a pension or similar fixed payment; fee applies to the payment requested or given for professional services, as of a doctor, lawyer, artist, etc.; pay is a general term equivalent to any of the preceding, but it is specifically used of compensation to members of the armed forces; emolument is an elevated substitute for salary or ?wages and may refer to additional benefits and perquisites v.
Syn. conduct, make, carry on, engage in, prosecute, pursue.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
pay, wages, salary, income, earnings, stipend, compensation, remuneration, hire, *take-home, net, recompense.
engage in, carry on, maintain, conduct, undertake, make, prosecute.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Payment for work done: compensation, earnings, emolument, fee, hire, pay, remuneration, salary, stipend. See PAY. 2. Something justly deserved. Often used in plural: comeuppance, desert2 (often used in plural), due, guerdon, recompense, reward. Informal: lump1 (used in plural). Idioms: what is coming to one, what one has coming. See REWARD. II verb To engage in (a war or campaign, for example): carry on, carry out, conduct. See DO.

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