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  • verbextend, augment
  • verbgo into detail

synonyms for expand

  • bolster
  • broaden
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • grow
  • increase
  • open
  • spread
  • swell
  • widen
  • aggrandize
  • amplify
  • bloat
  • burgeon
  • detail
  • diffuse
  • dilate
  • distend
  • elaborate
  • embellish
  • explicate
  • fatten
  • heighten
  • hike
  • inflate
  • lengthen
  • magnify
  • mount
  • multiply
  • mushroom
  • pad
  • piggyback
  • prolong
  • protract
  • pyramid
  • stretch
  • thicken
  • unfold
  • unfurl
  • unravel
  • unroll
  • wax
  • beef up
  • blow up
  • bulk up
  • fan out
  • fill out
  • open out
  • outspread
  • puff up
  • slap on
  • soup up
  • spread out
  • stretch out
  • tack on
  • upsurge
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antonyms for expand

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  • close
  • compress
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • end
  • halt
  • hide
  • hinder
  • lessen
  • narrow
  • reduce
  • restrict
  • shrink
  • stop
  • abbreviate
  • contract
  • curtail
  • deflate
  • fall
  • lower
  • shorten
  • shrivel
  • simplify
  • tangle
  • thin
  • withhold
  • abridge
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How to use expand in a sentence

Then the novel coronavirus forced dozens of states to quickly expand absentee voting, and the slowdowns got more dramatic.
ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: TRUMP RETURNS TO WISCONSIN; BIDEN TO FACE LIVE AUDIENCE AT TOWN HALLCOLBY ITKOWITZ, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In response to the coronavirus, nearly half of all states expanded access to mail ballots for their primaries, either by allowing fear of the coronavirus as a reason or proactively sending an application or ballot to every registered voter.
VOTE BY MAIL: WHICH STATES ALLOW ABSENTEE VOTINGKATE RABINOWITZ, BRITTANY MAYESSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Insider has had its sights on Asia Pacific to expand its tech and business coverage for some time.
‘WE’RE ABOUT HIRING JOURNALISTS’: INSIDER INC. LAUNCHES THIRD GLOBAL NEWS HUB IN SINGAPORELUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 17, 2020DIGIDAY
They were nominated just as the program prepared to expand one of its available investment funds to also reflect about two dozen emerging-market countries, including China.
COMMITTEE DELAYS VOTE ON FORMER POLITICAL COMMENTATOR TO HEAD OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTERIC YODERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A key finding involves a long-standing practice — which was expanded by Congress several times — to deputize Boeing employees to act in behalf of FAA while reviewing aircraft designs.
BOEING CRASHES WERE THE “HORRIFIC CULMINATION” OF MULTIPLE MISTAKES, HOUSE REPORT SAYSKDUNN6SEPTEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
The Dust Bowl started after the federal government expanded the Homestead Act to offer more land to settlers willing to work the marginal soil of the Great Plains.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Walmart, on the other hand, is also planning to double its stores in China in the next five to seven years as it aggressively expands its e-commerce capabilities.
‘A 2ND OR 3RD TIER PLAYER’: HOW THE SIZE OF ORACLE’S CHINA BUSINESS HELPED IT WIN TIKTOKEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
While these play squarely in The Economist’s wheelhouse of business and finance themes, science, tech and culture pieces do well too — as the content people what to read has expanded.
HOW THE ECONOMIST HAS TRIPLED THE NUMBER OF SUBSCRIBERS DRIVEN BY LINKEDINLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 14, 2020DIGIDAY
Huang said he will preserve Arm’s neutrality and wants to expand its client list.
NVIDIA IS BUYING SOFTBANK’S ARM CHIP DIVISION IN BIGGEST SEMICONDUCTOR DEAL EVERCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
His slight, thin, rather graceless figure seemed suddenly to expand, even to grow taller.
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