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dilate is a synonym of expand

verb [ dahy-leyt, dih-, dahy-leyt ]

dilate is another word for expand

✅  Expand and dilate both refer to things getting larger. Expand means to get bigger in scope, size, and volume (The business is expanding). Dilate typically means to get wider or larger, especially in terms of circular things increasing in circumference (Her pupils dilated).

✅  Expand is a more general word (expand your horizons), whereas dilate is used in specific circumstances, often to describe medical or biological things (This medicine will dilate the blood vessels).

✅  Dilate is most often applied to the widening of the pupils, blood vessels, or the cervix during labor.

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inquire is a synonym of ask

verb [ in-kwahyuhr ]

inquire is another word for ask

✅  Ask and inquire are both commonly used in the context of posing a question.

✅  Inquire is the more formal of the two (May I inquire about the price?). Ask is more general—it can also be used to request things (I asked for a glass of water).

  Inquire often implies you’re asking about something specific, or asking with a specific motivation or intent. It’s usually followed with the words after, into, or about (I’m calling to inquire about the position).

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precise is a synonym of accurate

adjective [ pri-sahys ]

precise is another word for accurate

✅  Accurate is the best word to use when something is true, factual, or conforms to the spirit of something (accurate work; accurate statement; accurate portrayal).

✅  Precise is similar, but is used to convey specificity and detail (precise number; precise wording).

✅  You can be accurate without taking special care, but being precise depends on being very careful (It was an accurate representation; She gave me precise details).

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