Definition of expend
- the social services upon which public revenue is expended
- —J. A. Hobson
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
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: to use or spend (something)
: to use (time, energy, effort, etc.) for a particular purpose
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