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enlarge

en·large

enlarge

 
pronunciation:
ihn larj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enlarged, enlarges, enlarging
definition 1: to increase the size, volume, or amount of; cause to be larger.
synonyms:
aggrandize, amplify, augment, dilate, inflate, magnify, multiply, swell
antonyms:
reduce, shrink
similar words:
boost, develop, distend, expand, increase, piece
definition 2: to cause to have a greater range or capacity; expand.
synonyms:
aggrandize, broaden, deepen, elongate, expand, extend, lengthen, prolong, thicken, widen
similar words:
amplify, develop, increase, protract, sprawl, spread, stretch
definition 3: to produce (a photographic print) bigger than the negative.
similar words:
blow up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to increase in size, volume, or amount; become larger.
synonyms:
augment, dilate, elongate, expand, extend, inflate, multiply
antonyms:
shrink
similar words:
balloon, burgeon, develop, distend, grow, increase, magnify, mushroom, snowball, spread
definition 2: to express oneself more thoroughly or in greater detail.
She enlarged upon her political ideas.
synonyms:
amplify, dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate
similar words:
discourse, draw out, expound, prolong
derivations: enlargeable (adj.), enlarger (n.)
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