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expand /ɪkˈspænd/ verb


بسط یافتن ، منبسط شدن ، منبسط کردن ، توسعه دادن ، بسط دادن ، پهن کردن ، به تفصیل شرح دادن ، علوم مهندسی: توسعه دادن ، قانون ـ فقه: توسعه دادن و افزایش دادن حجم یا مقدار چیزی
کامپیوتر: توسعه دادن

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

expand
[verb]
Synonyms:
- increase, amplify, broaden, develop, enlarge, extend, grow, magnify, swell, widen
- spread (out), diffuse, stretch (out), unfold, unfurl, unravel, unroll
- expand on: go into detail about, amplify, develop, elaborate on, embellish, enlarge on, expatiate on, expound on, flesh out
Antonyms: contract, abridge, limit, restrict
Contrasted words: condense, decrease, deflate, shrink, shrivel, dwindle, lessen, compress, contract, de-escalate, circumscribe
Related Words: grow, bulk (up), enlarge, fill (out), bolster, mushroom, plim, puff (up), detail, explicate, augment, discourse, expatiate, prolong, protract
English Thesaurus: increase, go up, rise, grow, escalate, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

expand S3 W3 AC /ɪkˈspænd/ verb
[Word Family: verb: expand; noun: expansion; adjective: expandable]
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: expandere, from pandere 'to spread']

1. [intransitive and transitive] to become larger in size, number, or amount, or to make something become larger ⇒ expansion Antonym : contract:
Water expands as it freezes.
Sydney’s population expanded rapidly in the 1960s.
exercises that expand the chest muscles
his expanding waistline

2. [intransitive and transitive] if a company, business etc expands, or if someone expands it, they open new shops, factories etc ⇒ expansion:
The computer industry has expanded greatly over the last decade.
The hotel wants to expand its business by adding a swimming pool.
the rapidly expanding field of information technology
expand into
We have plans to expand into the U.S. market.

3. [intransitive] literary to become more confident and start to talk more:
After a few whiskies he started to expand a little.
expand on/upon something phrasal verb
to add more details or information to something that you have already said:
Payne later expanded on his initial statement.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

expand
verb
ADV. considerably, dramatically, enormously, greatly, hugely, massively, significantly, vastly The business has expanded greatly over the last year.
further | fast, quickly, rapidly | gradually, slowly | suddenly | steadily
VERB + EXPAND aim to, be eager to, be keen to, hope to, look to, plan to, seek to, want to The firm is looking to expand its operations overseas.
help (to) The store has helped expand the British cheese market by encouraging small dairy farmers.
begin to | continue to | seem to
PREP. from The number of managers has expanded from 700 to 1,300.
into The village has expanded into a town.
to

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

expand
verb
1.
BAD: I'm doing the course to expand my job opportunities.
GOOD: I'm doing the course to increase my job opportunities.

Usage Note:
expand = become (or make something become) larger in size, area or activity: 'Metals expand when they are heated.' 'Within three years this small business had expanded into a chain of department stores.' increase = become (or make something become) larger in number, amount, cost, etc: 'Sales of new cars increased from 1.2 million in 1993 to 1.8 million in 1994.' 'By the year 2020 the government aims to increase the number of secondary schools by 50%.'

2.
BAD: The epidemic began to expand rapidly.
GOOD: The epidemic began to spread rapidly.

Usage Note:
When you are talking about a disease, fire, war, social problem, feeling, etc, use spread : 'The army was called in to stop the riots from spreading.' 'Dissatisfaction with the present government seems to be spreading.'

3.
BAD: The newspapers are not allowed to expand political ideas.
GOOD: The newspapers are not allowed to spread political ideas.

Usage Note:
When you are talking about news, information, ideas, etc, use spread : 'Within hours the news of the bank's collapse had spread all over the world.' 'I hope you haven't been spreading rumours.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors


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