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expend

ex·pend

expend

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spend
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: expended, expending, expends
definition 1: to use up.
He expended energy in exercising.
synonyms:
consume, exhaust, spend, use
antonyms:
save
similar words:
bestow, burn, deplete
definition 2: to pay out; spend.
A lot of money was expended in building the new bridge.
synonyms:
disburse, outlay, spend
antonyms:
save
similar words:
buy, fork out, lavish, purchase
Word Parts
The word expend contains the following part:
pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend