Expend is defined as to use up or spend.verb
An example of expend is for a company to use up all of its resources.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to spend
- to consume by using; use up
Origin: ME expenden < L expendere, to weigh out, pay out < ex-, out + pendere, to weigh: see pendant
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transitive verb ex·pend·ed, ex·pend·ing, ex·pends
- To lay out; spend: expending tax revenues on government operations. See Synonyms at spend.
- To use up; consume: “Every effort seemed to expend her spirit's force” (George Meredith).
Origin: Middle English expenden, from Latin expendere, to pay out : ex-, ex- + pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.