Synonyms of 'expand'
to make or become greater in extent, size, or scopeWater expands as it freezes.
The population continues to increase.
An inoperable tumour was growing in his brain.
The limbs swell to an enormous size.
The river widens considerably as it begins to turn east.
Portugal and Spain had vast empires which waxed and waned.
The glands in the neck may enlarge.
inflate, , , ,
He jumped into the sea and inflated the liferaft.
The creature continued to grow and fatten.
The pupils dilate to let in more light.
become bigger, ,
The large intestine distends and fills with gas.
to make or become greater in extent, size, or scopeWe can expand the size of the image.
The company has increased the price of its cars.
They allowed me to develop their original idea.
They have added three new products to extend their range.
He had an operation to widen an artery in his heart.
The scandal blew up into a major political furore.
The move has heightened tension in the state.
plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
Her new job has multiplied the demands on her time.
We must broaden our appeal.
inflate, , ,
Even his war record was fraudulently inflated.
The runway had to be lengthened.
The telescope magnifies images over 11 times.
The music was amplified with microphones.
She was searching for a way to augment her income.
make larger, , ,
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in the sense of amplify
to increase the size, extent, or effect ofThe music was amplified with microphones.
in the sense of augment
to make or become greater in number or strengthShe was searching for a way to augment her income.
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