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ex·pend

 (ĭk-spĕnd′)
tr.v. ex·pend·ed, ex·pend·ing, ex·pends
1. To lay out; spend: expending tax revenues on education. See Synonyms at spend.
2. To use up; consume: "Every effort seemed to expend her spirit's force" (George Meredith).

[Middle English expenden, from Latin expendere, to pay out : ex-, ex- + pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

expend

(ɪkˈspɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. to spend; disburse
2. to consume or use up
[C15: from Latin expendere, from pendere to weigh]
exˈpender n

ex•pend

(ɪkˈspɛnd)

v.t.
1. to use up: expended energy and time.
2. to pay out; spend.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin expendere to weigh out, pay =ex- ex-1 + pendere to weigh]
ex•pend′er, n.

expend

- Comes from ex-, "out," and pendere, "weigh; pay"; originally, it referred to spending money, with the root sense being "to weigh out money."
See also related terms for weigh.

expend


Past participle: expended
Gerund: expending

Imperative
expend
expend
Present
I expend
you expend
he/she/it expends
we expend
you expend
they expend
Preterite
I expended
you expended
he/she/it expended
we expended
you expended
they expended
Present Continuous
I am expending
you are expending
he/she/it is expending
we are expending
you are expending
they are expending
Present Perfect
I have expended
you have expended
he/she/it has expended
we have expended
you have expended
they have expended
Past Continuous
I was expending
you were expending
he/she/it was expending
we were expending
you were expending
they were expending
Past Perfect
I had expended
you had expended
he/she/it had expended
we had expended
you had expended
they had expended
Future
I will expend
you will expend
he/she/it will expend
we will expend
you will expend
they will expend
Future Perfect
I will have expended
you will have expended
he/she/it will have expended
we will have expended
you will have expended
they will have expended
Future Continuous
I will be expending
you will be expending
he/she/it will be expending
we will be expending
you will be expending
they will be expending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expending
you have been expending
he/she/it has been expending
we have been expending
you have been expending
they have been expending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expending
you will have been expending
he/she/it will have been expending
we will have been expending
you will have been expending
they will have been expending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expending
you had been expending
he/she/it had been expending
we had been expending
you had been expending
they had been expending
Conditional
I would expend
you would expend
he/she/it would expend
we would expend
you would expend
they would expend
Past Conditional
I would have expended
you would have expended
he/she/it would have expended
we would have expended
you would have expended
they would have expended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expend - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
abuse, misuse, pervert - change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
abuse - use wrongly or improperly or excessively; "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
spare - use frugally or carefully
take, use up, occupy - require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
squander, waste, blow - spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
2.expend - pay out; "spend money"
deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
afford - be able to spare or give up; "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
blow - spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
trifle away, wanton away, wanton - spend wastefully; "wanton one's money away"
underspend - spend at less than the normal rate
misspend - spend (money or other resources) unwisely
nickel-and-dime, penny-pinch - spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
invest, commit, put, place - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
economise, economize, save - spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
lay out - spend or invest; "lay out thousands on gold"; "he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"
piddle, piddle away, trifle, wanton, wanton away - waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
misspend - spend time badly or unwisely; "He misspent his youth"

expend

verb (Formal)
1. use (up), employ, go through (informal), exhaust, consume, dissipate the number of calories you expend through exercise
2. spend, pay out, lay out (informal), fork out (slang), shell out, disburse the amount of money expended on this project so far

expend

verb
1. To distribute (money) as payment:
Informal: fork out (or over) (or up), shell out.
Translations
يُنْفِق، يَصْرِف
anvendebruge
eyîa, nota
brangiai atsieinantis daiktaseikvojimasišlaidosišlaidų reikalaujantis daiktaskieno nors sąskaita
izdotiztērēt

expend

[ɪksˈpend] VT [+ money] → gastar; [+ time, effort, energy] → dedicar (on a) [+ resources] → consumir, agotar; [+ ammunition] → usar

expend

[ɪkˈspɛnd] vt
[+ time, effort] → consacrer
(= use up) [+ energy] → dépenser

expend

vt
(= spend, employ) moneyausgeben, verwenden; time, energy, careaufwenden (on für, on doing sth um etw zu tun), verwenden (→ on auf +acc, → on doing sth darauf, etw zu tun)
(= use up) resourcesverbrauchen

expend

[ɪksˈpɛnd] vt (frm) (money) → spendere; (time, effort, energy) → consacrare; (use up) → consumare

expend

(ikˈspend) verb
to use or spend (supplies etc).
exˈpenditure (-tʃə) noun
the act of spending. the expenditure of money and resources; His expenditure(s) amounted to $500.
exˈpense (-s) noun
1. the spending of money etc; cost. I've gone to a lot of expense to educate you well.
2. a cause of spending. What an expense clothes are!
exˈpenses (-siz) noun plural
money spent in carrying out a job etc. His firm paid his travelling expenses.
exˈpensive (-siv) adjective
costing a great deal. expensive clothes.
at the expense of
1. being paid for by; at the cost of. He equipped the expedition at his own expense; At the expense of his health he finally completed the work.
2. making (a person) appear ridiculous. He told a joke at his wife's expense.
References in classic literature ?
This lad will be an honor to his people," said Hawkeye, regarding the trail with as much admiration as a naturalist would expend on the tusk of a mammoth or the rib of a mastodon; "ay, and a thorn in the sides of the Hurons.
To this Teta Elzbieta hastened to respond that nothing could be too cheap to suit them just then; for they were quite terrified over the sums they had had to expend.
That there were now occasional sounds of feet and voices overhead which he inferred the cotton did not exclude, from the circumstance of his evidently being clutched by the lady as a victim on whom to expend her superabundant agitation when the sounds were loudest.
This beast was the subject of perpetual talk and occupation; it seemed as if poor Mademoiselle Cormon, having no children on whom her repressed motherly feelings could expend themselves, had turned those sentiments wholly on this most fortunate animal.
He certainly did not bet to win, and had only staked the twenty thousand pounds, half of his fortune, because he foresaw that he might have to expend the other half to carry out this difficult, not to say unattainable, project.
Do you believe you have still a certain amount of it to expend this evening?
Rare birds, retaining their most brilliant plumage, enormous fish, spread upon massive silver dishes, together with every wine produced in the Archipelago, Asia Minor, or the Cape, sparkling in bottles, whose grotesque shape seemed to give an additional flavor to the draught, -- all these, like one of the displays with which Apicius of old gratified his guests, passed in review before the eyes of the astonished Parisians, who understood that it was possible to expend a thousand louis upon a dinner for ten persons, but only on the condition of eating pearls, like Cleopatra, or drinking refined gold, like Lorenzo de' Medici.
Part of this sum I shall expend upon a half-pound of tobacco--for I cannot live without tobacco, and it is nine days since I last put a pipe into my mouth.
What young man will dare to choose a wife from among young ladies who expend so much money on their pocket-handkerchiefs?