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One entry found for expand.
Entry Word: expand
Function: verb
Text: 1 to express more fully and in greater detail <an article on the First Ladies that the author later expanded into a book>
Synonyms amplify, develop, elaborate (on), enlarge (on)
Related Words add (to), complement, supplement; discourse, expatiate, ramble, run on
Near Antonyms compress, contract; outline, summarize, sum up
Antonyms abbreviate, abridge, condense, shorten
2 to make greater in size, amount, or number <we had to expand the list of wedding guests several times in order to accommodate all the relatives Mother wouldn't dream of excluding> -- see INCREASE 1
3 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area <a spare leaf for those times when we have to expand the dining table to accommodate extra guests> -- see OPEN 3
4 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number <water expands when it becomes frozen> -- see INCREASE 2