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Meaning of “expend” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of expend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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expendverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈspend/
to use or ​spend something, esp. ​time, ​effort, or ​money: They expend all ​theirenergyfixing up ​theirhouse.
(Definition of expend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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expendverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspend/ formal
to use or ​spend something, especially ​time, ​effort, or ​money: expend energy/effort/time Why do ​firms expend ​effortinvesting abroad, rather than ​stayinghome and ​producing for ​export? expend ​money/​resources/​funds Managers had to expend a lot of timedealing with the consequences of the incident.
(Definition of expend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “expend”
in Spanish gastar, emplear…
in Vietnamese tiêu dùng…
in Malaysian menggunakan…
in Thai จ่าย…
in French dépenser…
in German ausgeben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 花费,消费,耗费(尤指时间、精力或钱)…
in Turkish harcamak…
in Russian расходовать, тратить…
in Indonesian menggunakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花費,消費,耗費(尤指時間、精力或錢)…
in Polish zużywać, wydatkować…
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