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  Definition of expand
  1. become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"
  2. exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  3. grow stronger; "The economy was booming"
  4. expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  5. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
  6. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
  7. extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
Similar Words: inflate, blow up, amplify, boom, prosper, thrive, get ahead, flourish, extend, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expound, dilate, spread out

 

Hyponyms: balloon, inflate, billow, swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce, puff up, revive, luxuriate, develop, blow up, detail, set forth, expound, exposit, exemplify, illustrate, instance, specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise, dispread, bush out

 

Grouped Verbs: widen, broaden, extend

 

Derivational Morphology: boom, dilation, exponent, exposition, expounding, expansion, enlargement, elaboration, expanding upon, expatiation, lucubration, amplification

 

 
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