fee noun

ADJ. exorbitant, fat (informal), hefty, high, huge, large, substantial I expect you had to pay a fat fee to your divorce lawyers. | low, modest, nominal, reasonable, small We had to pay a nominal fee to join the club. Their fees are quite reasonable. | fixed, flat, set Many tax advisers now offer fixed fee interviews. | full | concessionary, reduced | normal, standard, usual | appropriate Send the form, together with the appropriate fee, to the Land Registry. | additional, extra, top-up There is no additional fee or paperwork for this insurance cover. | outstanding, unpaid We will be taking active steps to collect the outstanding fees. | annual, hourly, monthly | court, legal | consultancy, professional the professional fees of the solicitors and accountants involved | admission, entrance, entry, joining, membership, subscription a £30 membership fee | administration, arrangement, booking, cancellation, handling, licence, registration | college, course, school, student, tuition | transfer (= charges paid by a football club ‘buying’ a player from another team) | green (= a charge to use a golf course)

VERB + FEE charge, impose They charge higher fees to overseas students. | incur Employees are reimbursed for any legal fees incurred when they relocate. | pay | collect | waive He agreed to waive his usual fee. | refund, reimburse | increase, reduce | agree, negotiate She negotiated a fee of $1,800 a week. | cover You'll need money to cover fees and expenses. | afford

FEE + VERB be due, be payable All fees are payable when the invoice is issued. | cover sth, include sth The fee includes the cost of testing the electric wiring. | go up The admission fee has gone up.

FEE + NOUN income The firm's consultancy fee income rose by 3% last year. | structure

PREP. for a ~ For a small fee, anyone can use these facilities. | ~ for We now charge a fee for museum entrance.