Translation of "expend" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪkˈspend/ us formal

to use or spend time, effort, or money

consumir, gastar
You expend so much effort for so little return.
Governments expend a lot of resources on war.

(Translation of “expend” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ikˈspend/

to use or spend (supplies etc)

gastar, emplear
All the funds have been expended.
expenditure /-tʃə/ noun

the act of spending

the expenditure of money and resources
His expenditure(s) amounted to $500.
expense /-s/ noun

the spending of money etc; cost

I’ve gone to a lot of expense to educate you well.

a cause of spending

motivo de gasto
What an expense clothes are!
expenses /-siz/ noun plural

money spent in carrying out a job etc

His firm paid his travel expenses.
expensive /-siv/ adjective

costing a great deal

expensive clothes.
at the expense of

being paid for by; at the cost of

a costa de
He equipped the expedition at his own expense
At the expense of his health he finally completed the work.

making (a person) appear ridiculous

a costa de
He told a joke at his wife’s expense.

(Translation of “expend” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)