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Expand vs. Extend

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Expandverb

(transitive) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; to spread out or lay open.

‘You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.’;

Extendverb

(intransitive) To increase in extent.

Expandverb

(transitive) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).

‘A flower expands its leaves.’;

Extendverb

(intransitive) To possess a certain extent.

Expandverb

(transitive) To express (something) at length and/or in detail.

Extendverb

(transitive) To cause to increase in extent.

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Expandverb

To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

‘Use the binomial theorem to expand’; ‘x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1.’;

Extendverb

(transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.

Expandverb

To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value

Extendverb

(transitive) To straighten (a limb).

Expandverb

(intransitive) 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.’;

Extendverb

To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.

‘to extend sympathy to the suffering’;

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Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.

Extendverb

To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.

Expandverb

(intransitive) To speak or write at length or in detail.

‘He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!’;

Extendverb

To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

Expandverb

(intransitive) To feel generous or optimistic.

Extendverb

(object-oriented programming) Of a class: to be an extension or subtype of, or to be based on, a prototype or a more abstract class.

‘The classes Person and Dog extend the class Animal.’;

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Expandverb

To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.

‘Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.’;

Extendverb

To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street.

‘Few extend their thoughts toward universal knowledge.’;

Expandverb

To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; - opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.

Extendverb

To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.

Expandverb

To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

Extendverb

To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment or a season of trial.

Expandverb

To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

Extendverb

To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.

‘His helpless hand extend.’;

Expandverb

extend in one or more directions;

‘The dough expands’;

Extendverb

To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.

Expandverb

become larger in size or volume or quantity;

‘his business expanded rapidly’;

Extendverb

To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.

Expandverb

make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;

‘expand the house by adding another wing’;

Extendverb

To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

Expandverb

grow stronger;

‘The economy was booming’;

Extendverb

extend in scope or range or area;

‘The law was extended to all citizens’; ‘widen the range of applications’; ‘broaden your horizon’; ‘Extend your backyard’;

Expandverb

exaggerate or make bigger;

‘The charges were inflated’;

Extendverb

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;

‘Service runs all the way to Cranbury’; ‘His knowledge doesn't go very far’; ‘My memory extends back to my fourth year of life’; ‘The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets’;

Expandverb

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’;

Extendverb

span an interval of distance, space or time;

‘The war extended over five years’; ‘The period covered the turn of the century’; ‘My land extends over the hills on the horizon’; ‘This farm covers some 200 acres’;

Expandverb

expand the influence of;

‘The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent’;

Extendverb

make available; provide;

‘extend a loan’; ‘The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages’;

Extendverb

thrust or extend out;

‘He held out his hand’; ‘point a finger’; ‘extend a hand’; ‘the bee exserted its sting’;

Extendverb

reach outward in space;

‘The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk’;

Extendverb

offer verbally;

‘extend my greetings’; ‘He offered his sympathy’;

Extendverb

extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;

‘Stretch your legs!’; ‘Extend your right arm above your head’;

Extendverb

expand the influence of;

‘The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent’;

Extendverb

lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer;

‘We prolonged our stay’; ‘She extended her visit by another day’; ‘The meeting was drawn out until midnight’;

Extendverb

extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;

‘Unfold the newspaper’; ‘stretch out that piece of cloth’; ‘extend the TV antenna’;

Extendverb

cause to move at full gallop;

‘Did you gallop the horse just now?’;

Extendverb

open or straighten out; unbend;

‘Can we extend the legs of this dining table?’;

Extendverb

use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;

‘He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro’; ‘Don't strain your mind too much’;

Extendverb

prolong the time allowed for payment of;

‘extend the loan’;

Extendverb

continue or extend;

‘The civil war carried into the neighboring province’; ‘The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces’;

Extendverb

increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;

‘stretch the soup by adding some more cream’; ‘extend the casserole with a little rice’;

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