expend

  • 1 Expend — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 expend — UK US /ɪkˈspend/ verb [T] FORMAL ► to use or spend something, especially time, effort, or money: expend energy/effort/time »Why do firms expend effort investing abroad, rather than staying home and producing for export? »expend… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Expend — Ex*pend , v. i. 1. To be laid out, used, or consumed. [1913 Webster] 2. To pay out or disburse money. [1913 Webster] They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend. Macaulay . [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 expend — I (consume) verb apply, avail oneself of, burn, deplete, devour, dissipate, employ, exert, exhaust, finish, lessen, reduce, spend, turn to account, use, use up, waste II (disburse) verb allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bear the cost of, bear… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 expend — early 15c., from L. expendere pay out, weigh out money, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + pendere to pay, weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)). Related: Expended; expending …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 expend — *spend, disburse Analogous words: *pay, repay, compensate, reimburse, remunerate: *distribute, dispense …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 expend — [v] exhaust; spend ante up*, blow*, consume, disburse, dish out*, dispense, dissipate, distribute, employ, finish, foot the bill*, fork out*, give, go through*, lay out, outlay, pay, pay out, put out*, shell out*, splurge*, spring for*, throw… …

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  • 8 expend — ► VERB ▪ spend or use up (a resource). ORIGIN Latin expendere, from pendere weigh, pay …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 expend — [ek spend′, ikspend′] vt. [ME expenden < L expendere, to weigh out, pay out < ex , out + pendere, to weigh: see PENDANT] 1. to spend 2. to consume by using; use up …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 expend — v. (D; tr.) to expend for, on (to expend considerable funds on a new skating rink) * * * [ɪk spend] on (to expend considerable funds on a new skating rink) (D; tr.) to expend for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 expend — ex|pend [ıkˈspend] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: expendere to weigh out, pay , from pendere to weigh ] to use or spend a lot of energy etc in order to do something expend energy/effort/time/resources etc ▪ People of different ages… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 expend — verb (T) expend time/money/resources etc to use or spend a lot of time etc in order to do something: Try not to expend more energy than necessary. | expend sth in/on (doing) sth: A great deal of time and money has been expended on creating a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 expend — /əkˈspɛnd / (say uhk spend), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (t) 1. to use up: to expend all one s energy; to expend time unnecessarily; to expend care on something. 2. to pay out; disburse; spend. {Latin expendere weigh out, pay out} –expender, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 expend — [[t]ɪkspe̱nd[/t]] expends, expending, expended VERB To expend something, especially energy, time, or money, means to use it or spend it. [FORMAL] [V n] Children expend a lot of energy and may need more high energy food than adults …

    English dictionary

  • 15 expend — UK [ɪkˈspend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms expend : present tense I/you/we/they expend he/she/it expends present participle expending past tense expended past participle expended formal to use time, energy, money etc doing something We ve… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 expend — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin expendere to weigh out, expend, from ex + pendere to weigh more at spin Date: 15th century 1. to pay out ; spend < the social services upon which public revenue is expended J. A. Hobson > 2.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 expend — verb Expend is used with these nouns as the object: ↑calorie, ↑capital, ↑effort, ↑energy, ↑resource …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 expend — verb 1) they had already expended $75,000 Syn: spend, pay out, disburse, dole out, get through, waste, fritter (away), dissipate; informal fork out, dish out, shell out, lay out, cough up, blow, splurge, ante up Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 expend — expender, n. /ik spend /, v.t. 1. to use up: She expended energy, time, and care on her work. 2. to pay out; disburse; spend. [1400 50; late ME < L expendere to weigh out, lay out, pay] Syn. 1. consume, empty. See spend. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 expend — verb /ɪkˈspɛnd,ɛkˈspɛnd/ a) To consume or exhaust some resource. b) To spend or disburse money …

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