|Verb||1.||expand - extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"|Antonyms: contract
- become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
|2.||expand - become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"|
|3.||expand - make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"|
|4.||expand - grow stronger; "The economy was booming"|
|5.||expand - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"|
|6.||expand - 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"|
|7.||expand - expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"|