Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you fund something, you give it money for its activities. (noun) An organisation’s funds are the money that it has. (noun) A fund is an amount of money kept for a specific purpose.

Examples: (verb) The university will no longer fund research into this drug. (verb) The project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the International Red Cross. (noun) The sports centre closed because of a lack of funds. (noun) The fund-raising campaign has a target of $100,000.

Synonyms: nouns: finance, backing, support. verbs: finance, back, support.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 B

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