Expand is a verb which alludes to extend, spread or expand . The term is often used to mention what a person does when develop an explanation or deep thought .
For example: “I wanted to expand in court, but the judges told me it was not necessary”, “When the meeting was about to end, the manager began to discuss the risks of agreement ”, "I'm sorry, but I can't expand anymore since I signed a confidentiality agreement".
Suppose an investor organizes a series of meetings with entrepreneurs with the aim of learning about projects that may be interesting. When the investor hears any idea which catches his attention, he asks his interlocutor to explain himself thus accessing more information. In this way, the subject intends to invest in the project that he considers most convenient.
There is also talk of expanding when a person relieves telling a secret to another individual: "Ricardo has always been very reserved, but last night he wanted to expand with me and told me various intimacies about his relationship with Maria", "Excuse me, but I don't want to expand because I don't want to have problems with my brother", "I feel a great need to expand on this subject that distresses me and tortures my soul".
Explain, in short, supposes extend a speech . It's about the action to provide more content to an elucidation, emphasizing new details, feelings, opinions, etc. Who is explaining, devotes time to narrate what he is making known.
There are people who tend to expand in any speech, and this can be annoying for some. There are expressions such as "speaking up to the elbows", which serves to describe those who unnecessarily extend the conversations, although it is not always about the action of expanding, since it can also respond to the fact of jumping from a theme to another without delving into any of them.
It is important to note that in dictionaries we find a clear difference between the meaning of expand and expatiate: the first is defined as "extend the thought or the view "and we can find it in a sentence like "Marga climbed the hill and, after catching her breath, she set out to expand her gaze to admire the lake and the mountains"; the second is a pronominal verb, and has the meaning expressed in the previous paragraphs, of "adding information when talking about a particular topic".
The pronominal verbs they are those that are composed of an infinitive (the unconjugated form of the verb, which can end in -ar, -er or -to go, according to the paradigms to love, fear and split) and a reflexive pronoun (I, you, I know, we, you and he). Thanks to this merger, the sense of the same points to the subject, that is to say that they affect it directly: "I'm going to washme teeth", "Jorge usually expandshe more than necessary". In general, these verbs are intransitive, that is, they do not have a direct object.
Other meanings that we can find in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy are listed below. First, let's look at the only one that requires the use of the indicative plus a direct object, that is to say that it presents the verb as transitive: extend, widen (in these cases it is also possible to use the verb in its pronominal form, something that makes sense to the think of "extend a speech "). On the other hand we have three that respond to the verb in its pronominal form: to have fun, to spread; to tell someone a secret or an intimacy to let off steam; (colloquial in El Salvador and Venezuela) to sit opening the legs to the point of occupying a large space.