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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expend

    spend, disburse, lay out, waste, consume, use

    save, husband, economize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. use, expendverb

    use up, consume fully

    "The legislature expended its time on school questions"

    employ, use, habituate, utilise, spend, drop, practice, apply, utilize

  2. spend, expend, dropverb

    pay out

    "spend money"

    unload, fell, dribble, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, deteriorate, overleap, strike down, leave out, throw, cast, cut down, pretermit, put down, neglect, devolve, send away, set down, flatten, pass, swing, use, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, cast off, shed, omit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expendverb

    disburse, spend, lay out

  2. expendverb

    use, employ

  3. expendverb

    exhaust, consume, waste, dissipate

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  1. expendverb


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  1. List of paraphrases for "expend":

    spend, devote

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  1. Joseph Margulies:

    I just think he is not willing to expend political capital to do it, it's not nearly as important to him as the Iran deal.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The United States is very concerned about the conflict's toll on innocent civilians and is working to bring the conflict in Yemen to an end. But we can not end The United States through ill-conceived and time-consuming resolutions that fail to address The United States root causes, rather than expend time and resources on such resolutions, I encourage the Congress to direct its efforts toward supporting our work to achieve peace through a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Yemen.

  3. Cate Campbell:

    Just needed to get through to the next round and that's exactly what I did. Didn't want to expend any more energy than you have to, i knew having Sarah next to me, if she was pushing me then I'd get through to the semi-finals no worries. She's a good pacing buddy.

  4. Georgia Cervin:

    Simone Biles is continuing a journey for women gymnasts that really started in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when they started to do more tumbling to accompany their dancing, and that tumbling was rivaling the men's in terms of its difficulty, simone Biles goes further than that... and Simone Biles's doing it while also having to expend Simone Biles energy on dancing and leaping and turning and smiling throughout Simone Biles routine.

  5. Tom Perez:

    My singular focus until the clock strikes midnight in 2017 is going to be how we build the economy that works for everyone, i've never been a fan of those who have the privilege of doing these jobs expend any iota of time thinking about what they want to do next.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. transfixed
    • B. fascinated
    • C. disenchanted
    • D. mesmerized

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