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en·large

 (ĕn-lärj′)
v. en·larged, en·larg·ing, en·larg·es
v.tr.
1. To make larger in size.
2. To make larger in scope or effect; expand: enlarge our understanding of comets. See Synonyms at increase.
v.intr.
1. To become larger; grow or swell.
2. To speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; elaborate: enlarged upon the plan.

[Middle English enlargen, from Old French enlargier : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + large, large; see large.]

en·larg′er n.

enlarge

(ɪnˈlɑːdʒ)
vb
1. to make or grow larger in size, scope, etc; increase or expand
2. (Photography) (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)
enˈlargeable adj

en•large

(ɛnˈlɑrdʒ)

v. -larged, -larg•ing. v.t.
1. to make larger; increase in extent, bulk, or quantity; add to: to enlarge a house.
2. to increase the capacity or scope of; expand.
3. to make (a photographic print) larger than the negative by projecting the negative's image through a lens onto sensitized paper.
v.i.
4. to grow larger; increase; expand.
5. to speak or write at length; expatiate: to enlarge upon a point.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French enlargir, enlarger. See en-1, large]
en•large′a•ble, adj.
en•larg′ed•ly, adv.
en•larg′er, n.

enlarge


Past participle: enlarged
Gerund: enlarging

Imperative
enlarge
enlarge
Present
I enlarge
you enlarge
he/she/it enlarges
we enlarge
you enlarge
they enlarge
Preterite
I enlarged
you enlarged
he/she/it enlarged
we enlarged
you enlarged
they enlarged
Present Continuous
I am enlarging
you are enlarging
he/she/it is enlarging
we are enlarging
you are enlarging
they are enlarging
Present Perfect
I have enlarged
you have enlarged
he/she/it has enlarged
we have enlarged
you have enlarged
they have enlarged
Past Continuous
I was enlarging
you were enlarging
he/she/it was enlarging
we were enlarging
you were enlarging
they were enlarging
Past Perfect
I had enlarged
you had enlarged
he/she/it had enlarged
we had enlarged
you had enlarged
they had enlarged
Future
I will enlarge
you will enlarge
he/she/it will enlarge
we will enlarge
you will enlarge
they will enlarge
Future Perfect
I will have enlarged
you will have enlarged
he/she/it will have enlarged
we will have enlarged
you will have enlarged
they will have enlarged
Future Continuous
I will be enlarging
you will be enlarging
he/she/it will be enlarging
we will be enlarging
you will be enlarging
they will be enlarging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enlarging
you have been enlarging
he/she/it has been enlarging
we have been enlarging
you have been enlarging
they have been enlarging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enlarging
you will have been enlarging
he/she/it will have been enlarging
we will have been enlarging
you will have been enlarging
they will have been enlarging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enlarging
you had been enlarging
he/she/it had been enlarging
we had been enlarging
you had been enlarging
they had been enlarging
Conditional
I would enlarge
you would enlarge
he/she/it would enlarge
we would enlarge
you would enlarge
they would enlarge
Past Conditional
I would have enlarged
you would have enlarged
he/she/it would have enlarged
we would have enlarged
you would have enlarged
they would have enlarged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enlarge - make larger; "She enlarged the flower beds"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
expand - make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
ream - enlarge with a reamer; "ream a hole"
deepen - make deeper; "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"
2.enlarge - make largeenlarge - make large; "blow up an image"  
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
3.enlarge - become larger or bigger
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
amplify, magnify - increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind"
4.enlarge - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
detail - provide details for
exposit, set forth, expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
illustrate, instance, exemplify - clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

enlarge

verb
1. expand, increase, extend, add to, build up, widen, intensify, blow up (informal), heighten, broaden, inflate, lengthen, magnify, amplify, augment, make bigger, elongate, make larger plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
expand reduce, narrow, trim, shrink, diminish, decrease, shorten, lessen, compress, curtail, condense, truncate
2. grow, increase, extend, stretch, expand, swell, wax, multiply, inflate, lengthen, diffuse, elongate, dilate, become bigger, puff up, grow larger, grow bigger, become larger, distend, bloat The glands in the neck may enlarge.
enlarge on something expand on, develop, add to, fill out, elaborate on, flesh out, expatiate on, give further details about I wish to enlarge on the statement I made yesterday.

enlarge

verb
2. To express at greater length or in greater detail:
Translations
يُكَبِّريُوَسِّع
forstørreudbyggeudvide
laajentaasuurentaa
bõvít
stækka
kas padidintapadidinimasplačiai išdėstyti
paplašināt
uitvergroten
povečati
büyütmekgenişletmek

enlarge

[ɪnˈlɑːdʒ]
A. VT (Phot) → ampliar (Med) → dilatar; [+ house, business, circle of friends] → ampliar, extender
B. VI
2. to enlarge (up)on (= explain) → entrar en detalles sobre

enlarge

[ɪnˈlɑːrdʒ]
vt
[+ opening] → élargir; [+ building] → agrandir; [+ company, organization] → développer; [+ role, scope] → étendre
[+ photograph] → agrandir
vi [organ, gland] → s'hypertrophier
enlarge on
vt fus [+ subject] → s'étendre sur

enlarge

vtvergrößern; hole, field of knowledgeerweitern; organ, porevergrößern, erweitern; membership, majority alsoerhöhen
vi
sich vergrößern
to enlarge (up)on somethingauf etw (acc)näher eingehen

enlarge

[ɪnˈlɑːdʒ] vt (Phot) → ingrandire; (house, circle of friends) → ampliare
enlarge on enlarge upon vi + adv (subject) → dilungarsi su

enlarge

(inˈlaːdʒ) verb
1. to make larger. He enlarged the garden.
2. to reproduce on a larger scale (a photograph etc). We had the photograph enlarged.
enˈlargement noun
1. something enlarged, especially a photograph.
2. the act of enlarging or state of being enlarged. Enlargement of the glands in the neck is usually a sign of illness.
enlarge on
to speak, write etc in more detail. Would you like to enlarge on your original statement?

enlarge

vt. ampliar, expandir, agrandar; ensanchar.

enlarge

vt, vi agrandar(se); enlarged heart corazón agrandado
References in classic literature ?
It took a clear, meditative eye like my grandfather's to foresee that they would enlarge and multiply until they would be, not the Shimerdas' cornfields, or Mr.
He made no advances whatever; appeared to have no desire to enlarge the circle of his acquaintances.
Look here; tell her that in view of the delay, it is my judgment that she ought to enlarge the accused on his parole.
This lady was full of the praises of the head-tenor who had performed in a Wagner opera the night before, and went on to enlarge upon his old and prodigious fame, and how many honors had been lavished upon him by the princely houses of Germany.
It was much easier to chat than to study; much pleasanter to let her imagination range and work at Harriet's fortune, than to be labouring to enlarge her comprehension or exercise it on sober facts; and the only literary pursuit which engaged Harriet at present, the only mental provision she was making for the evening of life, was the collecting and transcribing all the riddles of every sort that she could meet with, into a thin quarto of hotpressed paper, made up by her friend, and ornamented with ciphers and trophies.
I believe you are right, my love; it will be better that there should by no annuity in the case; whatever I may give them occasionally will be of far greater assistance than a yearly allowance, because they would only enlarge their style of living if they felt sure of a larger income, and would not be sixpence the richer for it at the end of the year.
He was about to enlarge further, but the two youngsters broke into a noisy fit of merriment: my giddy miss being delighted to discover that she might turn his strange talk to matter of amusement.
My one object in following a new course is to enlarge the range of my studies in the art of writing fiction, and to vary the form in which I make my appeal to the reader, as attractively as I can.
The effect of this disinclination, on the part of the public, towards the artificers of their pleasures, when they attempt to enlarge their means of amusing, may be seen in the censures usually passed by vulgar criticism upon actors or artists who venture to change the character of their efforts, that, in so doing, they may enlarge the scale of their art.