Synonyms and Antonyms of spend
1 to hand over or use up in payment I always end up spending too much money at the mall Synonyms disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out Related Words lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, waste Near Antonyms cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win
2 to make complete use of the town has already spent its budget for snow removal, and it's only January Synonyms absorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, expend, play out, deplete, 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
3 to use up carelessly spent all his energy on impractical schemes Synonyms blow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, waste, squander, throw away, trifle (away)Related Words splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms conserve
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