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expend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expend

  1. 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 of expend disburse, drop, spend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell outWords Related to expend lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms of expend cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win

  2. 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 of expend absorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, deplete, play out, spend, use upWords Related to expend 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 of expend augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, saveAntonyms of expend renew, replace



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