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  • verbextend, augment
  • verbgo into detail

synonyms for expanding

  • 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 expanding

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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 expanding in a sentence

The whole thing begins to have a jigsaw look, like a child's toy rack with wooden soldiers on it, expanding and contracting.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Additional millions of dollars have been spent recently for expanding existing facilities.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
No one doubts the urgent need that there has been for houses to accommodate a rapidly expanding population.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MORAL DELINQUENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSOSWALD CHETTLE MAZENGARB ET AL.
His naked, parchment-like chest swelled as if it were an expanding balloon.
THE HOLES AND JOHN SMITHEDWARD W. LUDWIG
A fifth method of expanding a topic is by means of illustrations and examples.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
But the difficulties attendant on attempts to regulate expanding trade were daily growing greater and more numerous.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
His whole frame had sensations as if pressed to its utmost tension by some expanding power, as by some great hydraulic press.
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The way in which I found my love for those soldier boys expanding was really wonderful.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
Opening a drawer, she took out a rough balance sheet, which showed that the business was profitable and expanding fast.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Go on with your exposition, I again beg of you; lead me deeper into this expanding study.
ETIDORHPA OR THE END OF EARTH.JOHN URI LLOYD
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPANDING

  • accretion
  • accruing
  • adding
  • computing
  • counting
  • enlarging
  • expanding
  • increasing
  • reckoning
  • summation
  • summing
  • totaling
  • toting
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