What is another word for spend?

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To pay (money) for something
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“Knowing that she had nothing festive enough to wear, she decided to spend some money on a new dress.”
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To use or occupy one's time (in given an activity)
“Last week the town council passed a motion to spend a day picking up litter around the town.”
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To use or expend, especially carelessly or wastefully
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“He believed his curse was to spend his entire life in one tiny region, never to see the remainder of the world.”
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To completely use up the whole of
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“At the very least, it was sweet that he cared so much about them that he was willing to spend his entire life savings to get a wife.”
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To carry out a role or penalty
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To be living a particular way of life
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To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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To sacrifice (something valuable), especially for moral or practical reasons
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An amount that has to be paid or spent to buy or obtain something
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