Part of speech:
To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
To cause (a tone, chord, etc.) to increase in loudness
To make or become broad or broader.
To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
(Linguistics) To add an augment to.
To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate:
(Idiomatic) To place items further apart.
To fully extend a part of the body.
(Bot.) Standing open, or spreading
(Genetics) The process by which extra copies of a gene or a DNA sequence are formed.
An increase in the severity of a disease or in any of its signs or symptoms.
A product of expanding:
Proliferation is a rapid increase in numbers or rapid growth.
The definition of add means to join or bring together for the purpose of increasing in number or importance or to change the effect.
To carry abroad; to spread; to make public.
To distribute (investments) among different companies or securities in order to limit losses in the event of a fall in a particular market or industry.
(Intransitive) To be raised up; to grow larger.
To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
(Intransitive) To grow in number.
To extend one's muscles or limbs, as after prolonged sitting or on awakening.
To swell or cause to swell.
To make or become wide or wider
To add shortening in making (pastry, etc.) for crispness or flakiness
To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
To reduce in standing or respect.
The definition of abridge is to reduce or condense the size or scope.
To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
The definition of burgeon means to grow or blossom.
To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
To increase in number or spread rapidly.
(Intransitive) To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.
To rise or fly high into the air
To stretch beyond
To present to view; display
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
(Dated) To cause to advance rapidly in price.
Thrive means to grow strong and healthy.
To explain something at greater length or in greater detail:
To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
To acquire something usually over a period of time.
(Sports) To modify (one's stance), as in baseball or golf, so that it is open.
To boost is defined as to raise, push higher, increase or promote.
To establish a basis for; found or ground:
To go upward; rise:
To increase in intensity, force, or speed:
To work hard; exert oneself to get or do something; strive
To move or cause a current of (air) with or as if with a fan.
To offer reasons for the actions, beliefs, or remarks of (oneself).
To change posture or position; stir:
- Dilate suggests a widening or stretching of something circular
- Inflate suggests the use of air or gas, or of something insubstantial, to distend or swell a thing
- Distend implies a swelling as a result of pressure from within that forces a bulging outward
- Swell implies expansion beyond the normal limits or size
- Expand implies an increasing in size, bulk, or volume and is the broadest term here, being applicable when the enlarging force operates from either the inside or the outside or when the increase comes about by unfolding, puffing out, spreading, or opening
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