enlarge[en lärj′, in-]
transitive verbenlarged, enlarging
- to make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
- Photog. to reproduce on a larger scale
Origin of enlargeMiddle English enlargen ; from Old French enlargier: see en- and amp; large
- to become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
- to speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; expatiate (on or upon)
verben·larged, en·larg·ing, en·larg·es
- To make larger in size.
- To make larger in scope or effect; expand: enlarge our understanding of comets. See Synonyms at increase.
- To become larger; grow or swell.
- To speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; elaborate: enlarged upon the plan.
Origin of enlargeMiddle English enlargen, from Old French enlargier : en-, causative pref.; see en–1 + large, large; see large.
(third-person singular simple present enlarges, present participle enlarging, simple past and past participle enlarged)
From Old French enlarger.
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