Expand synonyms

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To enlarge an object by pushing air (a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally
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To make or become broad or broader.
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To fully extend a part of the body.
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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.
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To cause to increase in extent.
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To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
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To cause (a tone, chord, etc.) to increase in loudness
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To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
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To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
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(Genetics) The process by which extra copies of a gene or a DNA sequence are formed.
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(Intransitive) To increase or expand rapidly.
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To make longer, to extend the length of.
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The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
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(Linguistics) To add an augment to.
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To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate:
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(Idiomatic) To place items further apart.
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To roll out or debut anything.
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(Bot.) Standing open, or spreading
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(Zoology) reproducing by budding
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Somewhat tumid.
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(Uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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An increase in the severity of a disease or in any of its signs or symptoms.
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A product of expanding:
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Proliferation is a rapid increase in numbers or rapid growth.
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A swelling due to the presence of fluid.
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The definition of add means to join or bring together for the purpose of increasing in number or importance or to change the effect.
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To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
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To carry abroad; to spread; to make public.
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(Intransitive) To be raised up; to grow larger.
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To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
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To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
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To increase in number or spread rapidly.
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To increase (something) in extent or intensity; to intensify or step up
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To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
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To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
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(Intransitive) To grow quickly to a large size.
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(Intransitive, slang) To open one's legs. [from 20th c.]
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To extend one's muscles or limbs, as after prolonged sitting or on awakening.
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To swell or cause to swell.
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To make or become wide or wider
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To add shortening in making (pastry, etc.) for crispness or flakiness
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To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
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To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
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To reduce in standing or respect.
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The definition of abridge is to reduce or condense the size or scope.
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To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
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(Idiomatic) To strengthen.
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The definition of burgeon means to grow or blossom.
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(Idiomatic) To accumulate a debt.
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(Intransitive) To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.
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To rise or fly high into the air
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(Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
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To stretch beyond
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To work or write like a scholar.
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(Intransitive) To grow in number.
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To speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; elaborate:
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Elaborate is defined as to add details to something.
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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To become open
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To present to view; display
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(Slang, intransitive) To become popular very quickly.
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(Dated) To cause to advance rapidly in price.
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Thrive means to grow strong and healthy.
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(Intransitive) To thrive or grow well.
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(Idiomatic) to complete; to create details from a basic outline, structure or skeleton
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To lay open the meaning of; to explain or discuss at length; to clear of obscurity; to interpret.
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(Printing) extended
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To boost is defined as to raise, push higher, increase or promote.
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To establish a basis for; found or ground:
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To go upward; rise:
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To increase in intensity, force, or speed:
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(Intransitive) to surge up, or to become stronger or greater
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(Intransitive, literary) To grow.
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To work hard; exert oneself to get or do something; strive
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To move or cause a current of (air) with or as if with a fan.
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To offer reasons for the actions, beliefs, or remarks of (oneself).
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To change posture or position; stir:
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Synonym Study

  • 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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