Definitions for: Expend

[v] use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions."
[v] pay out; "spend money"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*pend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expended; p. pr. & vb.
n. Expending.] [L. expendere, expensum, to weigh out, pay
out, lay out, lay out; ex out + pendere to weigh. See
Poise, and cf. Spend.]
To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use;
to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations;
to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to
expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding
cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.

If my death might make this island happy . . . I would
expend it with all willingness. --Shak.

Ex*pend", v. i.
1. To be laid out, used, or consumed.

2. To pay out or disburse money.

They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend. --Macaulay

Synonyms: drop, spend, use

See Also: abuse, afford, blow, blow, commit, consume, consume, deplete, deplete, eat, eat, eat up, eat up, economise, economize, exhaust, exhaust, invest, misspend, misuse, occupy, pay, penny-pinch, pervert, place, put, run through, run through, save, spare, squander, squander, take, trifle away, underspend, use up, use up, wanton, wanton away, ware, waste, waste, wipe out, wipe out

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