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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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I enlarged upon your qualities and conduct in my letter solely in response to your sister's and mother's inquiries, how I found you, and what impression you made on me.
Secondly, he enlarged upon the character of her father, arguing, that even taking it for granted that he loved her in return with the utmost affection of which he was capable, yet he loved himself a great deal better; which Ralph said it was quite unnecessary to say anything more about, as that was very natural, and probable enough.
The industry enlarged upon its traditional profile of being a staple beverage to become a social and even a gourmet beverage.
Conductor-in-residence Andrew Mogrelia led the BCMG through a clutch of student works, whilst one of the country's most admired young composers, BCMG favourite and Conservatoire composition tutor Philip Cashian commented and enlarged upon their raw material.
One area which could certainly be extended and enlarged upon is the author's fairly brief discussion of the Mediterranean's manufacture of local "front" and "rear" stage areas (199).
But when Jamison accepted the post of artistic director in 1989, she not only concocted ways to continue Ailey's vision, but also enlarged upon it, making it relevant to an ever changing dance scene.
He has maintained those two twin planks of ``Thatcherism'' -trade union control,and privatisation -and,in the latter case, even enlarged upon it.
There are times when the book seems like a literature review, when topics are referred to but not enlarged upon.
Oregon statutes for nonconforming uses, such as the speedway, state that such uses "shall not be enlarged upon, expanded or extended and not be used as grounds for adding other structures or uses.