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1. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] become larger in size or volume or quantity.

Synonyms

  • swell up
  • intumesce
  • balloon
  • tumesce
  • grow
  • billow
  • tumefy
  • swell

Antonyms

  • mystify
  • starve
  • reduce
  • diversify

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Example sentences of the word expand


1. Verb, base form
Such a rise is the result of greater demand for loans as companies seek to expand.

2. Noun, singular or mass
But each time we take a breath, the ribs expand and contract.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Roots grow down from lateral branches, forming a maze of trunks, which expand outward for long distances.

Quotes containing the word expand


1. When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

2. Everyone wants clean air and clean water, but my hope is that we will not regulate it to the point where we drive businesses and industries out of this country, to the point where entrepreneurs cannot start or expand their businesses because they simply can't afford to do so.
- Bob Latta

3. My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books.
- Jon Scieszka

2. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] extend in one or more directions.

Synonyms

  • dispread
  • grow
  • bush out

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

3. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] grow vigorously.

Synonyms

  • revive
  • luxuriate
  • grow
  • thrive
  • flourish

Antonyms

  • shrink
  • shorten
  • stay
  • stay in place

4. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity.

Synonyms

  • blow up
  • develop
  • enlarge

Antonyms

  • de-energize
  • anesthetize
  • let go of
  • specialize

5. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] exaggerate or make bigger.

Synonyms

  • blow up
  • puff up
  • amplify
  • increase

Antonyms

  • idle
  • careless
  • plain
  • narrow

6. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] expand the influence of.

Synonyms

  • widen
  • alter
  • extend
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • woman
  • natural depression
  • sedate
  • de-energise

7. expand

verb. ['ɪkˈspænd'] add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.

Synonyms

  • instance
  • clarify
  • exemplify
  • specify
  • particularize
  • illustrate
  • lucubrate
  • flesh out
  • expatiate
  • elucidate
  • exposit
  • specialise
  • particularise
  • enlarge
  • detail
  • specialize
  • elaborate
  • dilate
  • clear up
  • expound

Antonyms

  • obfuscate
  • generalize
  • specialise
  • take in
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