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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb expend:

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Definition of the verb expend

What does expend mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: expended | expending | expends

  1. use up, consume fully
  2. pay out

Alternative definition of the verb expend

verb

  1. To consume or exhaust some resource.
  2. [transitive, rare] To spend or disburse money.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for expend

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Google previewProtection Officer Training Manual (2016)

by Yong Zhou

management is willing to expend is a direct function of the perceived value of the information or system being protected. D a time and ...

Google previewGarner's Modern English Usage (2016)

by Bryan Garner

Current ratio: 163:1 expend is a formal word that often seems less appropriate than spend—e.g.: • “It also provided procedures to document the threat and do something about it before businesses expended [read spent] time and money ...

Google previewThe Sinking Fund. A Letter to the Right Hon. George Canning from a Country Gentleman (1816)

by George Canning

It is no less than a monstrous experiment to treasure and garner up and hoard 12 millions per annum, at a time when insufficiency of incomes and inability to expend is the crying and characteristic evil. It is an experiment by financial operations ...

Google previewGarner's Modern American Usage (2009)

by Bryan Garner

expend is a formal word ...

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

expend (ik-SPEND) vb. To expend something (energy, time, etc.) is to use it up, consume it, exhaust it. French writer and philosopher Albert Camus (1913-1960) ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Enginework, and Engineering (1869)

and two others before or after the starting point, the four will expend five locksful ; if two boats meet at the starting point, and the two following meet there also, the four will only expend four locksful ; if the two last boats that have passed meet ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-work, and Engineering (1857)

the starting point, the four will expend five locksful; if two boats meet at the starting point, and the two following meet there also, the four will only expend four locksful; if the two last boats that have passed meet before or after the starting point, ...

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Expend Meaning

Video shows what expend means. to consume, exhaust. to spend, disburse. Expend Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say expend ...

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Quotes about expend

They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers. (David Assael)
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Scrabble value of E1X8P3E1N1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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