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Definition 1: grow vigorously - [verb of change]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The deer population in this town is thriving
  • business is booming

Synonyms for expand in the sense of this definition

(expand is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of expand ) be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

"Interest in ESP revived"

(... is a kind of expand ) thrive profusely or flourish extensively

Definition 2: exaggerate or make bigger - [verb of change]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The charges were inflated

Synonyms for expand in the sense of this definition

(expand is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of expand ) make larger or distend

"The estimates were puffed up"

Definition 3: become larger in size or volume or quantity - [verb of change]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his business expanded rapidly

(expand is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of expand ) become inflated

"The sails ballooned"

(... is a kind of expand ) expand abnormally

"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

Definition 4: expand the influence of - [verb of change]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Synonyms for expand in the sense of this definition

(expand is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(expand has a similar meaning as ...) extend in scope or range or area

"The law was extended to all citizens" "widen the range of applications" "broaden your horizon" "Extend your backyard"

Definition 5: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity - [verb of change]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • expand the house by adding another wing

(expand is a kind of ...) make larger

"She enlarged the flower beds"

(... is a kind of expand ) expand in the form of a series

"Develop the function in the following form"

(... is a kind of expand ) fill with gas or air

"inflate a balloons"

Definition 6: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing - [verb of communication]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Synonyms for expand in the sense of this definition

(expand is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

(... is a kind of expand ) provide details for

(... is a kind of expand ) state

"set forth one's reasons"

(... is a kind of expand ) clarify by giving an example of

(... is a kind of expand ) be specific about

"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

Definition 7: extend in one or more directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where expand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dough expands

Synonyms for expand in the sense of this definition

(expand is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of expand ) spread abroad or out

"The sun dispread its beams"

(... is a kind of expand ) grow outward

"the plant quickly bushed out"

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