1. [Verb]: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

2. [Verb]: become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"

3. [Verb]: grow stronger; "The economy was booming"

4. [Verb]: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"

5. [Verb]: extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"

6. [Verb]: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"

7. [Verb]: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

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