## EXPAND

### expand

#### Verb

- 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.

- ''You can
- To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).
*A flower***expands**its leaves.

- To express (something) at length and/or in detail.
- To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.
- ''Use the binomial theorem to
**expand**<math>{(x+1)}^4</math> to <math>x^4 + 4x^3 + 6x^2 + 4x + 1</math>

- ''Use the binomial theorem to
- 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.

- ''Many materials
- To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.
- To speak or write at length or in detail.
- ''He's so pedantic, he
**expands**on everything!

- ''He's so pedantic, he
- To feel generous or optimistic.

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