HyperDic: expand

English > 7 senses of the word expand:
VERBmotionexpand, spread outextend in one or more directions
changeexpandbecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
changeexpandmake bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
changeexpand, boom, thrive, flourishgrow vigorously
changeexpand, inflate, blow up, amplifyexaggerate or make bigger
communicationexpand, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
changeexpand, extendexpand the influence of
expand > pronunciation
Soundsihkspae'nd
Rhymesampersand ... woodland: 90 rhymes with aend...
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningExtend in one or more directions.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The dough expands"
Synonymspread out
Narrowerbush outGrow outward
dispreadspread abroad or out
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Oppositeshrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
Spanishampliar, expandir, extenderse
Catalanallargar, ampliar, desplegar, dilatar, eixamplar-se, escampar-se, estendre, estirar, expandir-se, expandir, perllongar, prolongar-se
Adjectivesexpandible, expansible(of gases) capable of expansion
expandible, expansibleable to expand or be expanded
expansiveable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"his business expanded rapidly"
Narrowerballoon, inflate, billowBecome inflated
swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Spanishampliar, expandir
Catalanampliar, expandir
Adjectivesexpandible, expansible(of gases) capable of expansion
expandible, expansibleable to expand or be expanded
expansiveable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"expand the house by adding another wing"
NarrowerdevelopExpand in the form of a series
inflate, blow upFill with gas or air
Broaderenlargemake larger
Spanishampliar, expandir
Catalanampliar, expandir
Adjectivesexpandible, expansibleable to expand or be expanded
expansiveable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningGrow vigorously.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe business is going to expand
Synonymsboom, thrive, flourish
NarrowerluxuriateThrive profusely or flourish extensively
reviveBe brought back to life, consciousness, or strength
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Spanishcrecer, florecer, medrar, prosperar
Catalancréixer, prosperar
Adjectivesexpansibleable to expand or be expanded
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningexaggerate or make bigger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsinflate, blow up, amplify
Narrowerpuff upmake larger / larger or distend
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishampliar, amplificar, ensanchar, expandir
Catalanampliar, amplificar, eixamplar, estendre, expandir, inflar
Adjectivesexpansiveable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningadd details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning / meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymselaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expound, dilate
NarrowerdetailProvide details for
exemplify, illustrate, instanceclarify by giving an example of
set forth, expound, expositstate
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseBe specific about
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Oppositeabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Spanishampliar, dilatarse, expandir, explicar, exponer, extenderse
Catalanampliar, expandir
Nounsexpansionadding information or detail
expansiona discussion that provides additional information
English > expand: 7 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningExpand the influence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymextend
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar towiden, broaden, extendExtend in scope or range or area
Adjectivesexpandibleable to expand or be expanded
expansiveable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion

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