Expand and Subtract


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Expand verb – To make greater in size, amount, or number.
Usage example: we had to expand the list of wedding guests several times in order to accommodate all the relatives Mother wouldn't dream of excluding

Subtract is an antonym for expand.
Nearby Words: expanded, expanse, expansion, expansive, expanding
Antonyms for Expand


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Subtract verb – To take away (an amount or number) from a total.
Usage example: you can subtract the time you spent daydreaming from your total homework time

Expand is an antonym for subtract in take away topic.
Nearby Words: subtraction, subtracting
Antonyms for Subtract
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Common collocations

love expand love subtract love
number expand number subtract number
list expand list subtract list
time expand time subtract time
Other nouns: numbers, options.
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Subtract and Expand. (2016). Retrieved 2021, March 04, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/expand/subtract
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