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Definition of the verb expend
What does expend mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: expended | expending | expends
- use up, consume fully
- examples: The legislature expended its time on school questions | They expend the money
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonym of expend: use
- more specific terms:
- entailment: consume / deplete / eat / eat up / exhaust / run through / use up / wipe out = use up
- pay out
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- synonyms of expend: drop / spend
- more generic word: pay = give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
- more specific terms:
- run through / wipe out / consume / deplete / exhaust / eat up / use up / eat = use up
- squander / consume / waste / ware = spend extravagantly
- afford = be able to spare or give up
- blow = spend lavishly or wastefully on
- trifle away / wanton away / wanton = spend wastefully
- underspend = spend at less than the normal rate
- misspend = spend (money or other resources) unwisely
- nickel-and-dime / penny-pinch = spend money frugally
- commit / invest / place / put = make an investment
- economise / economize / save = spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
- lay out = spend or invest
- piddle away / wanton away / piddle / trifle / wanton = waste time
- misspend = spend time badly or unwisely
Alternative definition of the verb expend
- To consume or exhaust some resource.
- [transitive, rare] To spend or disburse money.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for expend
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Bryan Garner
expend is a formal word ...
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) ...
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 ...
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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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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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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine