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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.

RELATED WORDS

consume, dispense, disburse, dissipate, blow, splurge, finish, give, pay, distribute, employ, outlay

Nearby words

expel, expellant, expellee, expeller, expellers, expend, expendable, expenditure, expense, expense account, expenses

Origin of expend

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin expendere to weigh out, lay out, pay
SYNONYMS FOR expend
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Can be confusedexpand expend (see synonym study at expand)
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expend

/ (ɪkˈspɛnd) /

verb (tr)

to spend; disburse
to consume or use up
Derived Formsexpender, noun

Word Origin for expend

C15: from Latin expendere, from pendere to weigh
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