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spend

[ spend ]SEE DEFINITION OF spend
  • verbgive, pay out
  • verbuse time; occupy

Synonyms for spend

  • allocate
  • concentrate
  • consume
  • contribute
  • donate
  • drop
  • employ
  • expend
  • give
  • invest
  • put in
  • settle
  • use
  • waste
  • absorb
  • apply
  • bestow
  • blow
  • confer
  • defray
  • deplete
  • disburse
  • dispense
  • dissipate
  • drain
  • empty
  • exhaust
  • fritter
  • lavish
  • liquidate
  • misspend
  • squander
  • ante up
  • cast away
  • come across
  • come through
  • cough up
  • evote
  • foot the bill
  • hand out
  • lay out
  • outlay
  • pay down
  • pay up
  • run through
  • shell out
  • spring for
  • throw away
  • use up
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Antonyms for spend

  • build
  • hold
  • keep
  • neglect
  • save
  • shun
  • take
  • take away
  • withhold
  • fill
  • hoard
  • set aside
  • be lazy
  • earn
  • get
  • receive
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEND

Men who take from the poor daily interest for a drachma, and spend it in debauchery.

He ran over in his mind the friends with whom he could spend the time agreeably.

And so to-night I am going to spend them, not prudently on bread, but prodigally on beer.

They waste the time one should spend in making them come true.

"To come home and read, or spend a social evening with a friend," George answered.

The afternoon was not spent as George had been accustomed to spend it.

Will you spend the hours from eight to ten with me to-morrow evening at my house?

I have crowns in my pouch, my sweet, and I mean to spend them.

I have invited you to my house, and asked you to spend the night in this room, and sleep in this bed.

She was too proud to ask him to spend more of his evenings with her.

WORD ORIGIN

"to pay out or away" (money or wealth), Old English -spendan (in forspendan "use up"), from Latin expendere "to weigh out money, pay down" (see expend). A general Germanic borrowing (cf. Old High German spendon, German and Middle Dutch spenden, Old Norse spenna). In reference to labor, thoughts, time, etc., attested from c.1300.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPEND

blew

verbuse up money
  • dissipate
  • lay out
  • pay out
  • spend
  • squander
  • waste
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