enlarge

[en-lahrj]
verb (used with object), enlarged, enlarging.
1.
to make larger; increase in extent, bulk, or quantity; add to: They enlarged the house by adding an east wing.
2.
to increase the capacity or scope of; expand: We've decided to enlarge the company.
3.
to make (a photographic print) larger than the negative by projecting the negative's image through a lens onto photographic printing paper.
verb (used without object), enlarged, enlarging.
4.
to grow larger; increase; expand.
5.
to speak or write at large; expatiate: to enlarge upon a point.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English enlargen < Old French enlargir, enlarger. See en-1, large

enlargeable, adjective
enlargedly [en-lahr-jid-lee, -lahrjd-] , adverb
enlargedness, noun
enlargingly, adverb
preenlarge, verb (used with object), preenlarged, preenlarging.
reenlarge, verb, reenlarged, reenlarging.
unenlarged, adjective
unenlarging, adjective


1. extend, magnify, amplify, dilate. See increase.


1. diminish. 2. contract.
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enlarge (ɪnˈlɑːdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to make or grow larger in size, scope, etc; increase or expand
2.  (tr) to make (a photographic print) of a larger size than the negative
3.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to speak or write (about) in greater detail; expatiate (on)
 
en'largeable
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

enlarge
c.1400, from O.Fr. enlarger, from en- "make, put in" + large. Related: Enlarged; enlarging.
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Example sentences for enlarged
The museum & art gallery was enlarged and a number of new parks were opened.
They also enlarged the brake discs of all four wheels, but the car still lacked abs.
In the rattlesnakes the seven or eight last vertebrae are enlarged and fused into one.
However, it was largely seen as merely a renamed and enlarged reform party.
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