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Definition 1: become larger or bigger - [verb of change]

(enlarge is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of enlarge ) increase in size, volume or significance

"Her terror was magnified in her mind"

Definition 2: make large - [verb of change]

Samples where enlarge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blow up an image

Synonyms for enlarge in the sense of this definition

(enlarge is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(enlarge belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 3: make larger - [verb of change]

Samples where enlarge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She enlarged the flower beds

(enlarge is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of enlarge ) make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

"expand the house by adding another wing"

(... is a kind of enlarge ) enlarge with a reamer

"ream a hole"

(... is a kind of enlarge ) make deeper

"They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"

Definition 4: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing - [verb of communication]

Samples where enlarge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Synonyms for enlarge in the sense of this definition

(enlarge is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

(... is a kind of enlarge ) provide details for

(... is a kind of enlarge ) state

"set forth one's reasons"

(... is a kind of enlarge ) clarify by giving an example of

(... is a kind of enlarge ) be specific about

"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

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