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 for expend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expend \Ex*pend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expended; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Expending.] [L. expendere, expensum, to weigh out, pay
     out, lay out, lay out; ex out + pendere to weigh. See
     Poise, and cf. Spend.]
     To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use;
     to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations;
     to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to
     expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding
     cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
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           If my death might make this island happy . . .
           I would expend it with all willingness.  --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expend \Ex*pend"\, v. i.
     1. To be laid out, used, or consumed.
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     2. To pay out or disburse money.
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              They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend. --Macaulay
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  expend
      v 1: use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time
           on school questions" [syn: use, expend]
      2: pay out; "spend money" [syn: spend, expend, drop]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "expend":
     ablate, absorb, assimilate, bestow, bleed white, blow, budget,
     burn up, consecrate to, consume, cost, cost out, dedicate to,
     deplete, devote, digest, disburse, disbursement, dish out,
     dispense, dissipate, distribute, drain, drain of resources, eat,
     eat up, employ, erode, exhaust, expenditure, finish, finish off,
     fork out, give, give over to, give to, go, go through, gobble,
     gobble up, impoverish, incur costs, ingest, invest, lay out, lose,
     open the purse, outlay, pass, pay, pay out, put in, put out,
     run through, sap, schedule, shell out, sink money in, spend, spill,
     splurge, squander, suck dry, swallow, swallow up,
     throw money around, use, use up, wash up, waste, waste away,
     wear away, while, while away, wile
  
  

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