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1. expend

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛnd'] use up, consume fully.

Synonyms

  • waste
  • spare
  • squander
  • abuse
  • run through
  • blow
  • eat up
  • occupy
  • pervert
  • eat
  • wipe out
  • take
  • exhaust
  • use up
  • misuse
  • consume
  • deplete

Antonyms

  • pay cash
  • charge
  • underpay
  • overpay

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Words that Rhyme with Expend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend

How do you pronounce expend?

Pronounce expend as ɪkˈspɛnd.

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Example sentences of the word expend


1. Verb, base form
Chase games help your ferret expend his natural hunting energy.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
We must also monitor the number of calories that we expend or burn.

Quotes containing the word expend


1. Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
- Albert Camus

2. This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
- Elbert Hubbard

3. It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

2. expend

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛnd'] pay out.

Synonyms

  • waste
  • piddle
  • squander
  • run through
  • blow
  • penny-pinch
  • eat up
  • afford
  • invest
  • misspend
  • lay out
  • piddle away
  • save
  • economize
  • economise
  • put
  • trifle away
  • eat
  • spend
  • wipe out
  • place
  • exhaust
  • commit
  • wanton away
  • drop
  • wanton
  • ware
  • trifle
  • use up
  • nickel-and-dime
  • consume
  • deplete
  • underspend

Antonyms

  • overspend
  • take
  • default
  • underspend
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