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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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In the concluding essay on evil, Gass enlarges upon the themes of artistic quality and cultural values that are central to the books he has considered, many of which seek to reveal the worst in people, while admiring what they do best.
Fischer takes a well-known historical event (Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776), enlarges upon it, and shows how it was the beginning of a pivotal major campaign in the early days of the Revolution.
In the Hypnerotomachia Colonna enlarges upon an antithesis originating with Petrarch through the rest of the chapter, in which Poliphilo alternates between conflicting emotional states.