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Definition of expand (verb)

  1. extend in one or more directions
  2. become larger in size or volume or quantity
    • "his business expanded rapidly"
  3. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
    • "expand the house by adding another wing"
  4. grow vigorously
    • "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
    • synonyms: boom, flourish, thrive
  5. exaggerate or make bigger
  6. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
  7. expand the influence of
    • "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
    • synonyms: extend
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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