Definitions for expand

Definitions for (verb) expand

Main entry: expand

Definition: become larger in size or volume or quantity

Usage: his business expanded rapidly

Main entry: blow up, expand, amplify, inflate

Definition: exaggerate or make bigger

Usage: The charges were inflated

Main entry: boom, flourish, expand, thrive

Definition: grow vigorously

Usage: The deer population in this town is thriving; business is booming

Main entry: expand, extend

Definition: expand the influence of

Usage: The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Main entry: expand

Definition: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

Usage: expand the house by adding another wing

Main entry: 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

Main entry: expand, spread out

Definition: extend in one or more directions

Usage: The dough expands

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