Textual thesaurus for "expand"

(verb) blow up, amplify, inflate

exaggerate or make bigger

The charges were inflated

(verb) boom, flourish, thrive

grow vigorously

The deer population in this town is thriving; business is booming

(verb) extend

expand the influence of

The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

(verb) lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expatiate, exposit, expound, enlarge, flesh out

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

(verb) spread out

extend in one or more directions

The dough expands