enlarge

  • 1 Enlarge — En*large , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enlarged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enlarging}.] [OF. enlargier; pref. en (L. in) + F. large wide. See {Large}.] 1. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 enlarge — UK US /ɪnˈlɑːdʒ/ verb ► [I or T] to become bigger, or to make something bigger: »The inclusion of customs receipts will enlarge the available pool of money. enlarged business/company/group »Following the 2009 merger, the enlarged group shut down… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Enlarge — En*large , v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak or write at length; to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 enlarge — I verb add to, aggrandize, amplificare, amplify, annex, augere, augment, broaden, build, build up, develop, dilatare, dilate, distend, elaborate, enhance, escalate, exaggerate, expatiate, extend, fatten, fill out, grow, increase, inflate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 enlarge\ on — • enlarge on • enlarge upon • expand on • expand upon v To talk or write more about; say or explain more completely or at greater length. The teacher enlarged on the uses of atomic power …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 6 enlarge — ► VERB 1) make or become bigger. 2) (enlarge on/upon) speak or write about in greater detail. DERIVATIVES enlarger noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 enlarge on — index expand Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 enlarge — mid 14c., grow fat, increase; c.1400, make larger, from O.Fr. enlargier to make large, from en make, put in (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + large (see LARGE (Cf. large)). Related: Enlarged; enlarging …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 enlarge — increase, augment, multiply Analogous words: *extend, lengthen, elongate, prolong, protract: amplify, *expand, distend, dilate, inflate: magnify, aggrandize (see EXALT) Contrasted words: *thin, attenuate, extenuate: abridge, abbreviate, *shorten …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 enlarge — [v] make or grow bigger; increase add to, aggrandize, amplify, augment, beef up*, blow up*, boost, broaden, build, bulk, develop, diffuse, dilate, distend, elaborate, elongate, embroider, exaggerate, expand, expatiate, extend, give details, grow …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 enlarge — [en lärj′, inlärj′] vt. enlarged, enlarging [ME enlargen < OFr enlargier: see EN 1 & LARGE] 1. to make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand 2. Photog. to reproduce on a larger scale vi. 1 …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 enlarge — [[t]ɪnlɑ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]] enlarges, enlarging, enlarged 1) V ERG When you enlarge something or when it enlarges, it becomes bigger. [V n] ...the plan to enlarge Ewood Park into a 30,000 all seater stadium... The glands in the neck may enlarge. Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 enlarge — 01. The city is considering draining a small lake in order to [enlarge] the city dump. 02. We re hoping to build an extension to the house in order to [enlarge] our kitchen and living room areas. 03. The doctor noted that the glands in his neck… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 enlarge — en|large [ınˈla:dʒ US a:rdʒ] v [I and T] if you enlarge something, or if it enlarges, it increases in size or scale ▪ an operation to enlarge her breasts ▪ Police will have the pictures enlarged in an attempt to identify the thief. enlarge sb s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 enlarge on — phrasal verb enlarge on or enlarge upon [transitive] Word forms enlarge on : present tense I/you/we/they enlarge on he/she/it enlarges on present participle enlarging on past tense enlarged on past participle enlarged on enlarge on/upon something …

    English dictionary

  • 16 enlarge — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, greatly, vastly ▪ The castle was enlarged considerably in the 15th century. ▪ slightly ▪ gradually …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 enlarge */ — UK [ɪnˈlɑː(r)dʒ] / US [ɪnˈlɑrdʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms enlarge : present tense I/you/we/they enlarge he/she/it enlarges present participle enlarging past tense enlarged past participle enlarged to make something bigger I sent the photos… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 enlarge — en|large [ ın lardʒ ] verb transitive * to make something bigger: The company has built an additional factory to enlarge its operations. I sent the photos back to the lab to be enlarged. en large ,on or en large up,on phrasal verb transitive… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 enlarge — verb (I, T) to become bigger or to make something bigger: We re planning to enlarge the garden. | Travel enlarges the mind. enlarge on/upon sth phrasal verb (T) to provide more facts or details about something you have already mentioned: Mrs… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 enlarge on — en ˈlarge on en ˈlarge up ˌon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they enlarge on he/she/it enlarges on present participle enlar …

    Useful english dictionary


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