expand
verb.
extend in one or more directions
The dough expands
Synonym: spread out
verb.
become larger in size or volume or quantity
his business expanded rapidly
verb.
make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
expand the house by adding another wing
verb.
grow vigorously
The deer population in this town is thriving|business is booming
Synonym: thrive, flourish, boom
verb.
exaggerate or make bigger
The charges were inflated
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
verb.
expand the influence of
The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent
Synonym: extend
Antonym: contract