Meaning : Become larger in size or volume or quantity.
His business expanded rapidly.
Meaning : Make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity.
Expand the house by adding another wing.
Meaning : 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.
Meaning : Expand the influence of.
The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent.
Synonyms : extend