1. exaggerate or make bigger

    Synonyms : amplify, blow up, inflate
    Type Of : increase
  2. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    Synonyms : dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
    Antonyms : contract
    Type Of : clarify, elucidate, clear up
  3. expand the influence of

    Synonyms : extend
    Type Of : change, alter, modify
  4. extend in one or more directions

    Synonyms : spread out
    Antonyms : contract
    Type Of : grow
    Examples :
    • The dough expands
  5. grow vigorously

    Synonyms : boom, flourish, thrive
    Type Of : grow
  6. become larger in size or volume or quantity

    Type Of : grow
    Examples :
    • his business expanded rapidly
  7. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

    Type Of : enlarge
    Examples :
    • expand the house by adding another wing


  1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

    Synonyms : dog-tired, fagged, fatigued, gone, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out, worn out
    Examples :
    • the day's shopping left her exhausted
  2. depleted of energy, force, or strength

    Synonyms : spent
    Antonyms : unexhausted
    Examples :
    • impossible to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil
    • the exhausted food sources
    • exhausted oil wells
  3. drained physically

    Examples :
    • the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained


  1. shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity

    Synonyms : quake, seism, temblor
    Type Of : geological phenomenon
  2. a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

    Type Of : commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do
    Examples :
    • selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees


  1. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

    Synonyms : snap
    Antonyms : inelasticity
    Type Of : physical property


  1. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    Synonyms : dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
    Type Of : clear up, elucidate, clarify
  2. make large

    Synonyms : blow up, magnify
    Type Of : increase
  3. become larger or bigger

    Type Of : grow
  4. make larger

    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • She enlarged the flower beds


  1. working hard to promote an enterprise

    Synonyms : gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming
  2. possessing or exerting or displaying energy

    Antonyms : lethargic
    Examples :
    • an energetic fund raiser for the college
    • an energetic group of hikers
    • it caused an energetic chemical reaction


  1. without any others being included or involved

    Synonyms : alone, exclusively, only, solely
    Examples :
    • was entirely to blame
    • a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children
  2. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    Synonyms : all, altogether, completely, right, totally, whole, wholly
    Examples :
    • entirely satisfied with the meal


  1. the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)

    Synonyms : recruitment
    Type Of : accomplishment, achievement


  1. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

    Synonyms : enclose, enfold, enwrap, wrap
    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • Fog enveloped the house


  1. a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

    Synonyms : cyclopaedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia
    Type Of : book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work