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Definition of Enlarge


  1. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind.
  3. To set at large or set free.
  4. To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction.
  5. To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate.
  6. To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind.

Enlarge Translations

enlarge in Dutch is uitbouwen, vergroten, uitbreiden
enlarge in French is agrandir, agrandissez, agrandissons, agrandissent
enlarge in Italian is ampliare, ingrandire
enlarge in Latin is relaxo, augeo
enlarge in Spanish is acgrandar, agrandar, ampliar