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