Definition of expend in English:

expend

Syllabification: ex·pend
Pronunciation: /ikˈspend
 
/

verb

[with object]
Spend or use up (a resource such as money, time, or energy): we do not need to expend energy working on our marriage
More example sentences
  • Massachusetts enjoyed a qualified success with its militia by expending money and energy on the effort.
  • SInce the country has not yet become self-reliant in terms of energy, it still expends vast sums of money protecting energy supplies.
  • Mostly, I am bitter that I spent so much time expending emotional energy towards ills that only existed in his mind.
Synonyms
spend, pay out, disburse, dole out, get through, waste, fritter (away), dissipate
informal fork out, dish out, shell out, lay out, cough up, blow, splurge, ante up
use up, use, utilize, consume, eat up, deplete, get through, burn through

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin expendere, from ex- 'out' + pendere 'weigh, pay'. Compare with spend.

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