Expend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspend|  American pronunciation of the word expend
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word expend

verb

- use up, consume fully(syn: use)

The legislature expended its time on school questions

- pay out (syn: drop, spend)

Examples

Are we willing to expend the time and resources required to solve the problem?

...redecoration will have to wait, since we've just expended our last dollar in buying the house...

You may have to expend a further year in completing your book.

People of different ages expend different amounts of energy.

Manufacturers have expended a lot of time and effort trying to improve computer security.

A great deal of time and money has been expended on creating a pleasant office atmosphere.

The legislature expended its time on school questions

We need to expend more effort.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: expend
he/she/it: expends
present participle: expending
past tense: expended
past participle: expended
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