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expend

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪkˈspend/ formal
to use or spend something, especially time, effort, or money: expend energy/effort/time Why do firms expend effort investing abroad, rather than staying home and producing for export? expend money/resources/funds Managers had to expend a lot of time dealing with the consequences of the incident.
Translations of “expend”
in Vietnamese tiêu dùng…
in Spanish gastar, emplear…
in Thai จ่าย…
in Malaysian menggunakan…
in French dépenser…
in German ausgeben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花費,消費,耗費(尤指時間、精力或錢)…
in Indonesian menggunakan…
in Russian расходовать, тратить…
in Turkish harcamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 花费,消费,耗费(尤指时间、精力或钱)…
in Polish zużywać, wydatkować…
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