Translation of expand in Spanish:


expandir, v.

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspand//ɪkˈspænd//ɛkˈspand/

transitive verb

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    (metal) expandir
    (metal) dilatar
    (fluid/gas) expandir
    (lungs) ensanchar
    (lungs) dilatar
    (chest) desarrollar
    (company/trade) expandir
    (company/trade) expansionar
    Computing (memory) expandir
    (awareness) aumentar
    (horizons) ampliar
    (horizons) ensanchar
    (influence/role) extender
    • He expands on this idea and traces the roots of the disagreement.
    • Others also suggested the transformative character of an expanding female work force.
    • As he quaffs an order of oysters, he expands on the theme of the soul of the writer.
    • The range of products is expanding just as exponentially as the means of operation.
    • The series expands on the collage theme that has preoccupied her for the past decade or so.
    • Range-wide, the number of migrants has increased, and the breeding population has recently expanded into Siberia.
    • This version has expanded on the limited repertoire of the original.
    • It was shortlisted for an award and is now being expanded into a full-length feature.
    • The lengthy dialogue when Madhan expands on his views on women is rather tiring.
    • As with earlier photographers, the critical power of each image builds and expands on those that precede it.
    • He expands on Wally's thoughts, to grandiose proportions.
    • The 14th festival expands on the international theme and brings together contributors from across the globe.
    • Whatever you like, whatever your interests are, broadband internet will help them flourish and expand.
    • An innovative project aimed at easing travel problems for young people in rural areas is expanding after proving a success.
    • It expands on his concerns over the intimate relationship between the fund and private financiers, but now regrets naming a particular person to illustrate them.
    • The service, which is currently being expanded into the Cotswold area, is aimed at vulnerable people aged between 16 and 25.
    • He develops a general account of spatial capitalist production, bringing together and expanding on ideas developed in his large corpus of empirically based work.
    • There are several new courses on offer and with archaeology showing as a subject many people wish to study it is to be expanded into new topic areas.
    • He then expands on his republican philosophy, talking in terms of supporting citizens from cradle to grave.
    • It could be expanded into something really good.
    • Kevin expands on his earlier post here and I think he makes some good points.
    • The road leading to the proposed international airport in Bangalore is being expanded into a four-lane highway.
    • It does not replicate or expand on the programmes, but offers an account of the century to serve as a background, or context, for them.
    • It's a compelling read, and the original article has now been expanded into a book.
    • She then proceeds to clarify some of these misconceptions and expands on what it is that makes Muslims unique.
    • Some of these pieces were later expanded into full-length books.
    • There is strong evidence that traffic expands to fill the available road space.
    • Unemployment insurance should be extended and expanded.
    • But as the bill expands on how that strategy will be delivered, it raises some alarming issues.
    • The software company believes that the speller engine can be expanded into others areas of language learning and teaching.
    • There wasn't a lot of information there; I had to expand on it, invent the colour scheme.
    • We are pushing for the trade agreement to be expanded into all of Latin America.
    • There is a tremendous sense of the city expanding and prospering.
    • We've talked about many of the items we carry, and this expands on what we write.
    • ‘I think this should be expanded into a much bigger conference,’ he said.
    • He expands on the theme, and I agree entirely.
    • Another upside to launching a number of local campaigns is the opportunity to discover a hit campaign in one market that can be expanded into other markets.
    • The columnist expands on this piece in the newspaper and explains why it was so darn dumb.
    • Only when her novel expands to include characters other than Nathan and Cynthia does it begin to feel like something written in three days.
    • Although the 1916 film follows the basic plot elements of the Grimm version, it also greatly expands on the original.
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    (write in full)
    (summary/story) ampliar
    Mathematics (equation/formula) desarrollar
    to expand sth into sth
    • I expanded my notes into an article escribí un artículo ampliando mis notas

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1

      (metal) expandirse
      (metal) dilatarse
      (gas) expandirse
      (elastic/rubber band) estirarse
      (business) expandirse
      (business) crecer
      (market) expandirse
      (market) extenderse
      to expand into textiles/overseas extenderse al sector textil/extranjero

    • 1.2expanding present participle

      (suitcase) con fuelle
      (file) de acordeón
      (market/industry) en expansión

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    (give further information)
    to expand on sth extenderse sobre/en algo