[ US /ɪkˈspɛnd/ ]
[ UK /ɛkspˈɛnd/ ]
  1. use up, consume fully
    The legislature expended its time on school questions
  2. pay out
    spend money
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How To Use expend In A Sentence

  • Balzac expended a great deal of pains, and one of whom he seems to have "caressed," as the French say, with a curious admixture of dislike and admiration. The Thirteen
  • Sons don’t resemble their fathers in every detail, I’ve noticed it time and time again, and there’s many a woman brought to bed of a son who is profoundly thankful for that fact, and expends a great deal of her postpartum energy assuring the sprog’s tata that the sprog is a dead ringer for her great-uncle Lucius Tiddlypuss. The First Man in Rome
  • These are based on the observation that expenditure is typically necessary to partake in such recreational activities.
  • Definition: Consumption can be regarded as total expenditure by households on goods and services which yield utility in the current period.
  • The 62 million consideration will bolster the strength of the balance sheet and free capital for expenditure on the branded goods. Times, Sunday Times
  • Public expenditure on the arts is woefully inadequate.
  • Yet according to a recent survey 7 per cent of health care expenditure is on alternative medicine. Alternative Health Care for Women
  • A cup of coffee in the morning can increase performance, but too much coffee expends energy and can create long-term exhaustion.
  • Table 10.1 illustrates this with reference to revenue expenditure on basic services by the ten district councils in the Greater Manchester area in 1987/8.
  • Willoughby in outwearying: she asked herself how much she had gained by struggling: -- every effort seemed to expend her spirit's force, and rendered her less able to get the clear vision of her prospects, as though it had sunk her deeper: the contrary of her intention to make each further step confirm her liberty. Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith
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