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    expand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word expand

    Definition
    (verb) extend in one or more directions
    Synonyms : spread out
    Example Sentence
    • The dough expands
    Definition
    (verb) become larger in size or volume or quantity
    Example Sentence
    • his business expanded rapidly
    Definition
    (verb) make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
    Example Sentence
    • expand the house by adding another wing
    Definition
    (verb) grow vigorously
    Synonyms : boom , flourish , thrive
    Example Sentence
    • The deer population in this town is thriving
    • business is booming
    Definition
    (verb) exaggerate or make bigger
    Synonyms : amplify , blow up , inflate
    Example Sentence
    • The charges were inflated
    Definition
    (verb) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    Example Sentence
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
    Definition
    (verb) expand the influence of
    Synonyms : extend
    Example Sentence
    • The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent
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