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expend

[ ik-spend ]
/ ɪkˈspɛnd /
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verb (used with object)
to use up: She expended energy, time, and care on her work.
to pay out; disburse; spend.
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Origin of expend

1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin expendere “to weigh out, lay out, pay”

synonym study for expend

1. See spend.

OTHER WORDS FROM expend

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH expend

expand, expend
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British Dictionary definitions for expend

expend
/ (ɪkˈspɛnd) /

verb (tr)
to spend; disburse
to consume or use up

Derived forms of expend

expender, noun

Word Origin for expend

C15: from Latin expendere, from pendere to weigh
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