Definition of Enlarge

1. Verb. Make larger. "They enlarge their earnings this year"; "She enlarged the flower beds"

Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Expand, Ream, Deepen
Derivative terms: Enlargement



2. Verb. Make large. "Blow up an image"
Exact synonyms: Blow Up, Magnify
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Blowup, Enlargement, Enlarger, Magnification, Magnification, Magnifier, Magnitude
Antonyms: Reduce

3. Verb. Become larger or bigger. "Their earnings enlarge this year"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Specialized synonyms: Amplify, Magnify

4. Verb. Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing. "They enlarge that there was a traffic accident "; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

Definition of Enlarge

1. v. t. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house.

2. v. i. To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction.

Definition of Enlarge

1. Verb. (transitive) To make larger. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To speak at length ''upon'' or ''on'' (some subject) ¹

3. Verb. (archaic) To release; to set at large. ¹

4. Verb. (nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enlarge

1. to make or become larger [v -LARGED, -LARGING, -LARGES]

Medical Definition of Enlarge

1. 1. To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction. 2. To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate. "To enlarge upon this theme." (M. Arnold) 3. To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind. 1. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house. "To enlarge their possessions of land." (Locke) 2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind. "O ye Corinthians, our . . . Heart is enlarged." (2 Cor. Vi. 11) 3. To set at large or set free. "It will enlarge us from all restraints." (Barrow) Enlarging hammer, a hammer with a slightly rounded face of large diameter; used by gold beaters. To enlarge an order or rule, to extend the time for complying with it. To enlarge one's self, to give free vent to speech; to spread out discourse. "They enlarged themselves on this subject." . To enlarge the heart, to make free, liberal, and charitable. Synonym: To increase, extend, expand, spread, amplify, augment, magnify. See Increase. Origin: OF. Enlargier; pref. En- (L. In) + F. Large wide. See Large. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enlarge

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Literary usage of Enlarge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1847)
"And then I say to any persons, Help me to enlarge my pittance ; because every 100/. will, on the iirst plan, be equal to 200/., and on the second plan to ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First Added, I. An by John Locke (1828)
"And who knows what methods, to enlarge our knowledge in other parts of science, may hereafter be invented, answering that of algebra in mathematics, ..."

3. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"... Pictures—Photographic Paper—How to enlarge or Reduce a Picture, etc. ONE day while the author was sketching, a piece of drawing-paper happened to fall ..."

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