Definition of enlarge
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 enlarge a captive
1 : to grow larger
2 : to speak or write at length : elaborate let me enlarge upon that point
enlargeableplay \in-ˈlär-jə-bəl, en-\ adjective
Examples of enlarge in a Sentence
We had the photograph enlarged.
as the number of people with cell phones enlarges, more transmission towers will have to be built
Recent Examples of enlarge from the Web
For that, the company offers two options: finishing the jail with 1,608 beds for $269 million, or enlarging it to 2,200 beds for $317.6 million.
It could be related to allergies or structural abnormalities such as nasal polyps or enlarged adenoids, which are lymphoid tissues behind the nose.
With the NHL’s uniform switch to Adidas, the Panthers tweaked their jerseys a bit by enlarging the logo crest on the front.
Edgewood Middle School would be enlarged to serve fifth and sixth graders in one section and seventh and eighth grade students in another.
There are early design drawings, the original clubhouse cornerstone, a framed photo on one wall and, on a recent morning, two enlarged landscape photos spread across the wooden floor.
Numbers Game: The defense confronted Constand with her phone records, enlarging them on a screen for the benefit of jurors.
Last fall, Trump unveiled a plan that would enlarge the Army to 540,000 soldiers.
For instance, Apple initially resisted enlarging the size of iPhone’s screen despite strong sales for larger-display phones made by Samsung and other rivals.
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Origin and Etymology of enlarge
Middle English, from Anglo-French enlarger, enlargir, from en- + large broad, large
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of enlarge
ENLARGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enlarge for English Language Learners
: to make (something) larger or to become larger
ENLARGE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of enlarge
transitive verb: to make larger
intransitive verb: to grow larger
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