Examples of expend in a sentence
Are we willing to expend the time and resources required to solve the problem?
redecoration will have to wait, since we've just expended our last dollar in buying the house
Origin and Etymology of expend
Middle English, from Latin expendere to weigh out, expend, from ex- + pendere to weigh — more at spin
First Known Use: 15th century
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Definition of expend for English Language Learners
: to use or spend (something)
: to use (time, energy, effort, etc.) for a particular purpose
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