Synonyms of expand

Verb


1. expand, spread out, grow

usage: extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"

2. expand, grow

usage: become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"

3. expand, enlarge

usage: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"

4. boom, thrive, flourish, expand, grow

usage: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

5. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify, increase

usage: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"

6. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate, clarify, clear up, elucidate

usage: 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, expand, change, alter, modify

usage: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

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