Opposite of Expand, Antonyms of expand with meaning and Example Sentences in English PDF

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Opposite of Expand, Antonyms of expand with meaning and Example Sentences in English PDF

What are opposite words or antonyms?

Opposite words or Antonyms means those words that oppose the meaning of each other completely. For example Dark/Light, White/Black etc.

Normally the question that comes to mind when we are trying to learn these vocabulary words is that “Why should I memorize these Opposites when I know the basic words?”

These words are very useful in our daily routine vocabulary. Here I will tell you what are the benefits of using antonym and opposites? If you know the opposites of all the vocabulary words in your collection then your collection can be increased and you have a variety of words to use in your conversation. In your writing and speaking if you use the variety of words instead using repeating the same words it will cast a good impression. And your writing and speaking will become professional.

Note: You must know that antonyms and synonyms are two different terms. Synonyms means the words that have same meanings but in case of antonym it is completely different as I discussed above.

Opposite of Expand, Antonyms of expand with meaning and Example Sentences in English PDF

What is the meaning of expand?

The meaning of expand is become or make larger or more extensive.

Opposite of Expand (Antonyms of Expand)

  • Wither
  • Abridge
  • Block
  • Narrow
  • De-escalate
  • Depress
  • Abate
  • Reduce
  • Condense
  • Dwindle
  • Stop
  • Tighten
  • Hide
  • Simplify
  • Cave in
  • Cramp
  • Lower
  • Wrinkle
  • Minify
  • Conceal
  • Confuse
  • Mystify
  • Subtract from
  • Jerk back
  • Shrivel
  • Spring back
  • Cloud
  • Compress
  • Diminish
  • Shrink back
  • Complicate
  • Concentrate
  • Constrict
  • Restrict
  • Constrain
  • Decrease
  • Downsize
  • Shrink
  • Shorten
  • Close
  • Curtail
  • Thin
  • Rebound
  • Hinder
  • Recoil
  • Deflate
  • Circumscribe
  • Tangle
  • Halt
  • Slim
  • Obscure
  • Contract
  • Fall
  • Lessen
  • Withhold
  • End

Examples of Expand in Sentences

  • It will expand on heating.
  • I want to expand my business.
  • He is not strong enough to expand his business to this stage.
  • The police decided to expand investigation.
  • My teacher wants to expand lecture.

More Opposite Words List

  • Delicious – Awful
  • Better – Worse
  • Awful – Nice
  • Attack – Defence
  • Active – Lazy
  • Above – Below
  • About – Exactly
  • Refuse – Agree
  • Many – Few
  • Junior – Senior
  • Innocent – Guilty
  • Humid – Dry
  • Hot – Cold
  • Handsome – Ugly
  • Give – Take
  • General – Particular
  • Forget – Remember
  • Final – First
  • Evening – Morning
  • Enemy – Friend
  • Emigrate – Immigrate
  • Down – Up
  • Different – Alike
  • Consonant – Vowel
  • None Of – Al Lof
  • Hot – Cold
  • Full – Empty
  • First – Final
  • False – True
  • Enjoy – Hate
  • Empty – Full
  • Divorced – Married
  • Dictatorship – Republic
  • Day – Night
  • Cry – Laugh
  • Clear – Cloudy
  • Catch – Miss
  • Build – Destroy
  • Bottom – Top
  • Best – Worst
  • Against – For
  • West – East
  • Sugar – Salt
  • Some – Many
  • Soft – Hard
  • Shelter – Exposure
  • Rough – Smooth
  • Rise – Sink
  • Receive – Send
  • Pleasant – Awful
  • Plant – Harvest
  • Partial – Total
  • Occasionally – Frequently
  • Notice – Ignore
  • Narrow – Broad
  • More – Less
  • Land – Take Off
  • Cold – Hot
  • Much – Little
  • Humid – Dry
  • Grown-Up – Child
  • Far – Near
  • Exciting – Boring
  • Even – Odd
  • Dusk – Dawn
  • Difficult – Easy
  • Defend – Attack
  • Day – Night
  • Cool – Warm
  • Compliment – Insult
  • Child – Adult
  • Better – Worse
  • Beauty – Ugliness
  • Beautiful – Ugly
  • Animal – Human
  • Ugly – Beautiful
  • Take Off – Land
  • Sister – Brother
  • Sad – Happy
  • Remember – Forget
  • Question – Answer
  • Over – Under
  • Other – Same
  • Order – Mess
  • Open – Closed
  • Odd – Even
  • Not Yet – Already
  • Native – Foreigner
  • Nasty – Nice
  • Midnight – Noon
  • Lazy – Active
  • Alive – Dead
  • Unite – Divide
  • Soul – Body
  • Same – Different
  • Over – Under
  • Occupied – Vacant
  • Morning – Evening
  • Minimum – Maximum
  • Master – Servant
  • Man – Woman
  • Little – Big
  • Light – Dark
  • Life – Death
  • Let – Forbid
  • Let – Forbid
  • Immigration – Emigration
  • Hit – Miss
  • Heat – Cold
  • Receive – Send
  • Modern – Ancient
  • Hard – Easy
  • Giant – Tiny
  • Floor – Ceiling
  • Finish – Begin
  • Find – Lose
  • Final – First
  • Excited – Calm
  • Enjoy – Hate
  • East – West
  • Descendant – Ancestor
  • Damage – Repair
  • Courage – Fear
  • Compulsory – Voluntary
  • Child – Adult
  • Ascent – Descent
  • Send – Receive
  • Little – Big
  • Interesting – Boring
  • Ignore – Notice
  • General – Particular
  • Funny – Serious
  • Fortune – Bad Luck
  • Finish – Begin
  • Find – Lose
  • Few – Many
  • Exit – Entrance
  • Everything – Nothing
  • Distant – Near
  • Defence – Attack
  • Dark – Light
  • Cruel – Human
  • Better – Worse
  • Win – Lose
  • Whole – Part
  • White – Black
  • White – Black
  • Sink – Rise
  • Immigrate – Emigrate
  • Exciting – Boring
  • Daughter – Son
  • Cloudy – Clear
  • Close – Open
  • Big – Small
  • Beauty – Ugliness
  • Awful – Nice
  • Asleep – Awake
  • Ancestor – Descendant
  • Ancestor – Descendant
  • Affirmative – Negative
  • Whisper – Scream
  • Smooth – Rough
  • Right – Wrong
  • Right – Left
  • Refuse – Agree
  • Quick – Slow
  • Permit – Forbid
  • Over – Under
  • Not Yet – Already
  • Night – Day
  • New – Ancient
  • Negative – Affirmative
  • Mountain – Valley
  • Monarchy – Republic
  • Marriage – Divorce
  • Human – Animal
  • Complicated – Simple
  • Winner – Loser
  • Wife – Husband
  • Whisper – Scream
  • Warm – Cool
  • Vacant – Occupied
  • Upstairs – Downstairs
  • Terrible – Lovely
  • Rough – Smooth
  • Rough – Gentle
  • Moderate – Extreme
  • Large – Small
  • Include – Exclude
  • Heavy – Light
  • Harvest – Plant
  • Handsome – Ugly
  • Good – Bad
  • Gentle – Violent
  • General – Particular
  • Failure – Success
  • Export – Import
  • Everything – Nothing
  • Evening – Morning
  • Enjoy – Hate
  • Empty – Full
  • Dark – Light
  • Clear – Cloudy
  • Buy – Sell
  • Build – Destroy
  • Attic – Cellar
  • Answer – Ask
  • Annoy – Satisfy
  • Amateur – Professional
  • Allow – Forbid
  • Afraid – Brave
  • Yes – – No
  • Worse – Better
  • Win – Lose
  • Weak – Powerful
  • Waste – Save
  • Tall – Small
  • Start – Finish
  • Some – Many
  • Sister – Brother
  • Silly – Intelligent
  • Security – Danger
  • Safety – Danger
  • Question – Answer
  • Exciting – Boring
  • Calm – Excited
  • Ancestor – Descendant
  • Already – Not Yet
  • West – East
  • Wealthy – Poor
  • Scream – Whisper
  • Public – Private
  • Outside – Inside
  • Now – Then
  • Narrow – Broad
  • More – Less
  • Modern – Ancient
  • Moderate – Extreme
  • Minimum – Maximum
  • Live – Die
  • Learn – Teach
  • Land – Take Off
  • Lady – Gentleman
  • Kind – Cruel
  • Interrupt – Continue
  • Give – Take
  • Finish – Start
  • Find – Lose
  • Export – Import
  • Division – Unity
  • Die – Live
  • Descendant – Ancestor
  • Cowardly – Brave
  • Cold – Hot
  • Clever – Stupid