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Definition of expend:

  1. To be laid out, used, or consumed.
  2. 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.
  3. To pay out or disburse money.

Synonyms:

omit, unload, put down, burn, lay out, fell, pretermit, fork out, leave out, drop, habituate, neglect, knock off, cut down, spend, overleap, flatten, pass, use, send away, devolve, degenerate, utilise, fork over, throw away, dangle, eat up, shed, outlay, cast off, shake off, bring in, cast, drain, dribble, drip, drop off, set down, utilize, send packing, throw off, overlook, drop down, throw, increase, polish off, dismiss, practice, miss, use up, play out, out, run through, exploit, strike down, or up, draw on, shell out, finish, swing, absorb, deteriorate, sink, fall back on, go toward, draw down, save.

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