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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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If this recent contest is "not just an intellectual exercise," as Commissioner Rose is quoted as saying, then organizations and planners must study the possibilities of these five designs and begin the process of sifting, winnowing and enlarging upon the offerings presented.
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