expand, spread out(verb)
extend in one or more directions
"The dough expands"
elaborate, unfold, expound, spread, exposit, flourish, spread out, amplify, dissipate, lucubrate, blow up, scatter, thrive, fan out, string out, extend, inflate, expatiate, splay, open, flesh out, dilate, disperse, rotate, boom, enlarge, turn out, diffuse
become larger in size or volume or quantity
"his business expanded rapidly"
make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
"expand the house by adding another wing"
boom, thrive, flourish, expand(verb)
"The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
elaborate, wave, fly high, expound, exposit, flourish, spread out, blast, amplify, lucubrate, blow up, thrive, din, extend, inflate, expatiate, nail, brandish, flesh out, dilate, thunder, boom, enlarge, prosper, boom out, smash
inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)
exaggerate or make bigger
"The charges were inflated"
balloon, go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, inflate, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, boom, extend, combust, spread out, flip one's lid, magnify, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, enlarge, billow, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, blow up, flourish, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, thrive, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)
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"
work out, refine, fat, expound, fatten, exposit, dilate, fill out, spread out, extend, amplify, blow up, rarify, lucubrate, set forth, fatten up, thrive, elaborate, magnify, plump, expatiate, inflate, fatten out, flesh out, complicate, plump out, boom, enlarge, flourish, distend, round
expand the influence of
"The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
lucubrate, expatiate, gallop, exposit, widen, run, lead, continue, expound, flesh out, inflate, elaborate, poke out, boom, extend, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, dilate, carry, spread out, go, stretch, protract, stretch forth, pass, enlarge, blow up, reach out, unfold, exsert, thrive, flourish, cover, prolong, strain, hold out, amplify, broaden
To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).
To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.
To speak or write at length or in detail.
He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!
The expression \uE000107936 expands to \uE000107937.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.
To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.
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Translations for expand
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- разширявам се, разширявам, излагам подробно, развивам, увеличавам сеBulgarian
- sieventää, laventaa, tarkentaa, laajentaa, täsmentää, laajentuaFinnish
- élaborer, agrandirFrench
- factoriseren, openzetten, elaboreren, opentrekken, uitwerken, uitplooien, ontbinden in factoren, uitdijen, uitbreiden, zich uitbreiden, vermeerderen, toenemen, uitzetten, vergrotenDutch
- utvide, vokse, ekspandere, faktorisere, bli større, utdype, greie ut (om)Norwegian
- factoriza, mări, crește, expandaRomanian
- растягиваться, расширяться, растягивать, раскрываться, расширять, делаться откровеннее, раскрывать скобки, становиться общительнееRussian
- faktorisera, utveckla, vidga, växa, utvidga, expandera, utbreda, öppnaSwedish
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