Definition of enlarge
- enlarged the family fortune with new investments
- education may enlarge one's view of the world
- enlarge a captive
- let me enlarge upon that point
We had the photograph enlarged.
as the number of people with cell phones enlarges, more transmission towers will have to be built
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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