Synonyms and Antonyms of expend
1 to hand over or use up in payment <redecoration will have to wait, since we've just expended our last dollar in buying the house> Synonyms disburse, drop, spend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell outRelated Words lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win
2 to make complete use of <settlers had to be sure not to expend their supply of firewood before the end of the long winter> Synonyms absorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, deplete, play out, spend, use upRelated Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, reduce; eat, use; bankrupt, clean (out), impoverish; cripple, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, sap, undermine, weaken; dry up, empty; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), guzzle, lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, saveAntonyms renew, replace
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