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enlarge

verb add to, aggrandize, amplificare, annex, augere, augment, broaden, build, build up, develop, dilatare, dilate, distend, elaborate, enhance, exaggerate, expatiate, extend, fatten, fill out, grow, inflate, intensify, lengthen, magnify, make greater, make larger, multiply, progress, protract, raise, spread, stretch, supplement, swell, widen
Associated concepts: materially alter, repair
See also: accrue, advance, amplify, bear, build, compound, develop, enhance, expand, extricate, heighten, increase, inflate, magnify, overestimate, raise, recruit, supplement, yield

TO ENLARGE. To extend; as, to enlarge a rule to plead, is to extend the time during which a defendant may plead. To enlarge, means also to set at liberty; as, the prisoner was enlarged on giving bail.

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Upon which I shall desire liberty, with the reader's patience, to enlarge a little.
Recently one of the other members of the Morgan bank proposed to enlarge its telephone equipment.
The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations.
She knew him; she knew that at her return from a fruitless journey it would be in vain to tell him of her imprisonment, in vain to enlarge upon the sufferings she had undergone.
They knew not that the Great Stone Face had become a teacher to him, and that the sentiment which was expressed in it would enlarge the young man's heart, and fill it with wider and deeper sympathies than other hearts.
First come the pangs of unrequited love; on these I propose to enlarge presently.
This is not the place to enlarge upon the sensations of a man who feels for the first time a ship move under his feet to his own independent word.
He says he shall have plenty of time to superintend a little business of his own, which he and Seth will carry on, and will perhaps be able to enlarge by degrees.
Pelet had retired and closed the door after him, the first thing I did was to scrutinize closely the nailed boards, hoping to find some chink or crevice which I might enlarge, and so get a peep at the consecrated ground.