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ex·pand

expand

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spaend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: expanded, expanding, expands
definition 1: to make larger or wider.
The school made a plan to expand its playground.
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synonyms:
enlarge, extend, increase
antonyms:
compact, compress, contract, deflate, shorten
similar words:
amplify, augment, broaden, enhance, inflate, lengthen, spread, stretch, thicken, widen
definition 2: to become larger or wider.
The stomach expands when a person eats.
synonyms:
enlarge, increase, swell
antonyms:
contract, decrease, shrink
similar words:
broaden, grow, mushroom, rise, snowball, thicken, wax, widen
derivations: expandable (expandible) (adj.), expanded (adj.), expander (n.)
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