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enlarge

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1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number

  • as the number of people with cell phones enlarges, more transmission towers will have to be built
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3 to set free (as from slavery or confinement)

  • like a wild animal enlarged from a leghold trap, the freed prisoner raced about
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turn loose

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increase, enlarge, augment, multiply mean to make or become greater. increase used intransitively implies progressive growth in size, amount, or intensity
    • his waistline increased with age
; used transitively it may imply simple not necessarily progressive addition.
    • increased her landholdings
enlarge implies expansion or extension that makes greater in size or capacity.
    • enlarged the kitchen
augment implies addition to what is already well grown or well developed.
    • the inheritance augmented his fortune
multiply implies increase in number by natural generation or by indefinite repetition of a process.
    • with each attempt the problems multiplied


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