considerable, huge, large, massive
modest (esp. BrE), small

The revenue from the farm could repay the initial outlay within three years.

capital, cash, financial, investment

The project would require little financial outlay.

recoup, recover (both esp. BrE)
outlay on

The company had made a considerable capital outlay on property.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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