Expand vs Flaunt - What's the difference?

expand | flaunt | Related terms |

Expand is a related term of flaunt.

As verbs the difference between expand and flaunt

is that expand is (label) to change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one while flaunt is (obsolete) to wave or flutter smartly in the wind.




(en verb)
  • (label) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one.
  • (label) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.
  • (label) To express (something) at length and/or in detail.
  • To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.
  • To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value
  • (label) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.
  • (label) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.
  • (label) To speak or write at length or in detail.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1899, author=(Stephen Crane)
  • , title=, chapter=1 , passage=There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store, an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up […].”}}
  • (label) To feel generous or optimistic.
  • Synonyms

    * open out, spread, spread out, unfold * enlarge * (to express at length or in detail) elaborate (on), expand on


    * contract * contract * factor

    Derived terms

    * expandable * expander



    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To wave or flutter smartly in the wind.
  • To parade, display with ostentation.
  • She's always flaunting her designer clothes.
  • (intransitive, archaic, or, literary) To show off, as with flashy clothing.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • You flaunt about the streets in your new gilt chariot.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade.
  • * 1856 , ,
  • [T]he younger belles had begun to flaunt in the French fashions of flimsy muslins, shortwaisted— narrow-skirted.
  • * 1897 , ,
  • … and Mrs. Wix seemed to flaunt there in her finery.

    Usage notes

    * Do not confuse with flout.