Dictionary Results for expands


1. expand - verb

· extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"

Synonym(s): spread_out

Hypernym(s): grow

Antonym(s): contract




2. expand - verb

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

Hypernym(s): grow




3. expand - verb

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

Hypernym(s): enlarge




4. expand - verb

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

Synonym(s): boom, thrive, flourish

Hypernym(s): grow




5. expand - verb

· exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"

Synonym(s): inflate, blow_up, amplify

Hypernym(s): increase




6. expand - 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"

Synonym(s): elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh_out, expound, dilate

Hypernym(s): clarify, clear_up, elucidate

Antonym(s): contract




7. expand - verb

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

Synonym(s): extend

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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