Definitions and translations for "expand"

Definition of expand

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Verb
1. To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one.
You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.
2. To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).
A flower expands its leaves.
3. To express (something) at length and/or in detail.
4. To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.
Use the binomial theorem to expand  (x+1)4  to  x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1.
5. To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value
6. To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.
Many materials expand when heated.
This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table.
7. To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.
8. To speak or write at length or in detail.
He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!
9. To feel generous or optimistic.
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English - English - expand

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v. spread out, grow larger; broaden

English - Spanish - expand

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v. expandir, agrandar, ampliar, dilatar, ensanchar, expansionar, extender; dilatarse, aumentar en tamaño; desarrollar

English - French - expand

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v. étendre, élargir; déployer, développer

English - German - expand

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v. sich ausbreiten, größer werden; ausdehnen

English - Indonesian - expand

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v. meluaskan, memperluas, memperluaskan, meluas, membesarkan, memperlapang, membesar, melar, mengembangkan, memperkembangkan, membentangkan, mengembang, mengatakan dgn panjang lebar, ramah: menjadi lebih ramah

English - Italian - expand

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v. dilatare, far aumentare di volume; espandere, ampliare, estendere, allargare, ingrandire; spiegare, distendere, aprire; sviluppare

English - Polish - expand

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v. rozszerzać, rozprężać, rozprzestrzeniać, roztaczać, rozdąć, rozwijać, rozepchać, rozeprzeć, rozsunąć, rozpęcznieć, rozpostrzeć, ciągnąć, rozciągać, rozbudować, rozszerzać się, rozdąć się, rozwijać się, wylewny: stać się wylewnym, rozwinąć, rozsuwać, rozpościerać, rozciągnąć

English - Portuguese - expand

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v. expandir, crescer; engrandecer, aumentar

English - Romanian - expand

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v. dilata, mări, umfla, lărgi, destinde, întinde, extinde, dezvolta, lărgi: se lărgi, extinde: se extinde, desfăşura: se desfăşura, deveni vorbăreţ

English - Russian - expand

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г. расширять, распространяться, увеличиваться в объеме; распускать, раскрывать, расправлять; расцветать; подробно излагать

English - Turkish - expand

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f. şişirmek, büyütmek, genişletmek, açmak, yayılmak, genişlemek, şişmek, açılmak, gelişmek, büyümek, dönüşmek

English - Ukrainian - expand

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v. розширювати, поширювати, розширюватися, поширюватися, збільшуватися

English - Dutch - expand

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ww. uitbreiden, groeien; groter worden

English - Greek - expand

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ρήμ. διαστέλλω, εξαπλώνω, εξαπλώνομαι

English - Arabic - expand

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‏إمتد، وسع، نشر، نما، مدد، رفع، بسط، إتسع، تكلم بتفصيل، تضاعف، مد‏

English - Chinese - expand

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(动) 使膨胀; 扩张; 详述; 张开; 发展

English - Chinese - expand

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(動) 使膨脹; 擴張; 詳述; 張開; 發展

English - Hindi - expand

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v. फैलाना, फुलाना, फैलना, बढ़ना, बढ़ती करना

English - Japanese - expand

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(動) 広がる; ふくらむ; 膨張する; 拡大する; 打ち解ける

English - Korean - expand

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동. 넓히다, 팽창시키다; 확장하다, 확대하다

English - Vietnamese - expand

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v. làm phồng ra, lớn lên, mỡ rộng, bơm phồng lên, khai triển, phát triển, mở mang, giãm bớt áp lực, dản ra
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Synonyms for expand
1. unfold: unravel, open
2. extent: aggrandise, aggrandize, augment, amplify, bloat, develop, dilate, distend
Verb forms for expand
Present participle: expanding
Present: expand (3.person: expands)
Past: expanded
Future: will expand
Present conditional: would expand
Present Perfect: have expanded (3.person: has expanded)
Past Perfect: had expanded
Future Perfect: will have expanded
Past conditional: would have expanded