What is another word for spends?

Pronunciation: [spˈɛndz] (IPA)

The word 'spends' means to use up money or time, or to dedicate it to something specific. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of 'spends'. One such synonym is 'invest', which implies that the time or money spent will yield profitable returns in the future. Another synonym is 'devotes', which emphasizes the idea of dedicating effort or resources toward a particular goal. 'Expend' is another synonym, which highlights the idea of utilizing or consuming resources. Other synonyms include 'splurge', 'consume', 'dispense', 'waste' and 'squander'. Each of these synonyms carries a subtlety of meaning that can be used to convey different shades of emphasis when discussing the use of resources.

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Usage examples for Spends

There the eider duck builds its nest and spends the brief summer of the Arctic.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Everybody knows Tug Whittle, and admits that he is perfectly harmless and hopelessly lazy-always excepting Silas Davy, who believes that his friend is very energetic and dangerous; therefore when Silas is unable to hold a position because he is a good fellow, or because he spends so much time at night with Tug that he is unfit for work during the day, he is also an inhabitant of the little law office, along with the lawyer and the rats, although it is not much of a law office, for it contains nothing but a stove, half cooking and half heating, a bed that looks as though it came from the fourth story of a cheap hotel, a few broken chairs, a box that is the lawyer's table, and a few other articles common to a kitchen, all of them second-hand, and very poor.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
A victim of too much work is little Ben; but he is as mild and gentle as ever, and spends his days, when he is able, in wandering about the yard, and keeping out of the way, for he cannot forget the time when every hand was against him.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Spends

  • Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
    Woody Allen
  • The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst.
    Jose Bergamin
  • Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.
    Cofer Black
  • The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it.
    John Boehner
  • That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can't keep goal with hair like that.
    Brian Clough

Related words: spend money, spend time, spend energy, spend effort, spend resources

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