enlarge

When you enlarge something, you make it bigger. If you build a huge addition on the side of your house, you enlarge it.

You can enlarge a sand castle by dumping another bucket of sand on it, or enlarge your hairdo by curling and teasing it. When a photographer enlarges a photograph, she blows it up, or prints a much larger copy of it, and you can also enlarge an idea, or someone's understanding of it, by clarifying or explaining it. The Old French root of enlarge is enlargier, "to widen, increase, or make larger."

Definitions of enlarge
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v make larger

“She enlarged the flower beds”
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expand
make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
ream
enlarge with a reamer
deepen
make deeper
develop
expand in the form of a series
blow up, inflate
fill with gas or air
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v make large

Synonyms:
blow up, magnify
Antonyms:
reduce, scale down
make smaller
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v become larger or bigger

Types:
amplify, magnify
increase in size, volume or significance
Type of:
grow
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

v add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

Synonyms:
dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
Antonyms:
abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
cut, edit, edit out
cut and assemble the components of
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detail
provide details for
exposit, expound, set forth
state
exemplify, illustrate, instance
clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify
be specific about
depict, describe, draw
give a description of
premise
set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
spell out
make explicit; specify in detail
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clarify, clear up, elucidate
make clear and (more) comprehensible

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