Thesaurus

spend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spend

  1. 1 to hand over or use up in payment I always end up spending too much money at the mall Synonyms of spend disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out Words Related to spend lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, waste Near Antonyms of spend cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win

  2. 2 to make complete use of the town has already spent its budget for snow removal, and it's only January Synonyms of spend absorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, expend, play out, deplete, use upWords Related to spend 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 spend augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, saveAntonyms of spend renew, replace

  3. 3 to use up carelessly spent all his energy on impractical schemes Synonyms of spend blow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, waste, squander, throw away, trifle (away)Words Related to spend splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms of spend economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms of spend conserve



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