HyperDic: enlarge

English > 4 senses of the word enlarge:
VERBchangeenlargemake larger
changeenlarge, blow up, magnifymake large
changeenlargebecome larger or bigger
communicationenlarge, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
enlarge > pronunciation
Soundsehnlaa'rjh; ihnlaa'rjh
Rhymesbarge ... surcharge: 11 rhymes with aarjh...
English > enlarge: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake larger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey enlarge their earnings this year
Example"She enlarged the flower beds"
Narrowerdeepenmake deeper
expandmake bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
reamenlarge with a reamer
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishagrandar, ampliar, anchar, aumentar, ensanchar
Catalanampliar, eixamplar, engrandir, fer gran
Nounsenlargementthe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
English > enlarge: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake large.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsblow up, magnify
Categoryphotography, picture takingThe act of taking and printing photographs
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Oppositereduce, scale downmake smaller
Spanishagrandar, ampliar, aumentar, engrandecer
Catalanampliar, engrandir
Nounsenlargementa photographic print that has been enlarged
enlargerphotographic equipment consisting of an optical projector used to enlarge a photograph
English > enlarge: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome larger or bigger.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelTheir earnings enlarge this year
Narrowermagnify, amplifyincrease in size, volume or significance
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Spanishagrandarse, agrandar, ampliarse, ampliar, aumentar, engrandecer, ensancharse
Catalanagegantar, ampliar, augmentar, eixamplar-se, engegantir, engrandir
English > enlarge: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningadd details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning / meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey enlarge that there was a traffic accident
Synonymselaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
NarrowerdetailProvide details for
exemplify, illustrate, instanceclarify by giving an example of
set forth, expound, expositstate
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseBe specific about
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Oppositeabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Spanishampliar, dilatarse, expandir, explicar, exponer, extenderse
Catalanampliar, expandir
Nounsenlargementa discussion that provides additional information

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