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en·large

verb \in-ˈlärj, en-\

: to make (something) larger or to become larger

en·largeden·larg·ing

Full Definition of ENLARGE

transitive verb
1
:  to make larger :  extend <enlarged the family fortune with new investments>
2
:  to give greater scope to :  expand <education may enlarge one's view of the world>
3
:  to set free (as a captive)
intransitive verb
1
:  to grow larger
2
:  to speak or write at length :  elaborate <let me enlarge upon that point>
en·large·able \-ˈlär-jə-bəl\ adjective
en·larg·er noun

Examples of ENLARGE

  1. We had the photograph enlarged.
  2. <as the number of people with cell phones enlarges, more transmission towers will have to be built>

Origin of ENLARGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French enlarger, enlargir, from en- + large broad, large
First Known Use: 14th century

en·large

verb \in-ˈlärj\   (Medical Dictionary)
en·largeden·larg·ing

Medical Definition of ENLARGE

transitive verb
: to make larger
intransitive verb
: to grow larger

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