expand

expand (v) early 15c., "spread out, spread flat," from Anglo-Fr. espaundre, M.Fr. espandre and directly from L. expandere "to spread out, unfold, expand," from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + pandere "to spread, stretch" (see PACE (Cf. pace) (n.)). Sense of "grow larger" first recorded 1640s. Related: Expanded; expanding.

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