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Synonyms for expand

Synonyms for (verb) expand

Synonyms: expand Definition: become larger in size or volume or quantity Usage: his business expanded rapidly

Similar words: grow Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast

Synonyms: blow up, expand, amplify, inflate Definition: exaggerate or make bigger Usage: The charges were inflated

Similar words: increase Definition: make bigger or more Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms: boom, flourish, expand, thrive Definition: grow vigorously Usage: The deer population in this town is thriving; business is booming

Similar words: grow Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast

Synonyms: expand, extend Definition: expand the influence of Usage: The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: expand Definition: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity Usage: expand the house by adding another wing

Similar words: enlarge Definition: make larger Usage: She enlarged the flower beds

Synonyms: lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, enlarge, flesh out Definition: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing Usage: She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Similar words: clarify, clear up, elucidate Definition: make clear and (more) comprehensible Usage: clarify the mystery surrounding her death

Synonyms: expand, spread out Definition: extend in one or more directions Usage: The dough expands

Similar words: grow Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast