V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the act of spending money; 2. money spent; 3. the consuming or using up of something

Synonyms: expense, cost, investment, consumption, use


Tips: Expenditure is often used in business to describe incurred expenses and costs of running the business. The related verb expend means "to use or spend." If something or someone is expendable, they are not necessary or essential to the situation. A person who is expendable can be easily replaced.

Usage Examples:

Its true that we should avoid any unnecessary expenses, but we will incur some unavoidable expenditures in order to get this business off the ground. (expenses, costs)

Our monthly expenditures are exceeding our budget, so well have to make some cutbacks. (expenses, costs)

He was a horrible manager who treated everyone as if they were expendable. (easily replaced) adjective

I had to expend every last bit of energy in order to finish the marathon. (use, consume) verb

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