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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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Enlarging upon themes are new details on the secretive rat race which gamers can use in their games, paired with new adventures and descriptions.
In Eugene, such a transfer could be seen as enlarging upon the existing two-year levy to support after-school activities for young people.
As Miller wrote in an introduction to the published play: "The mind of Eddie Carbone is not comprehensible apart from its relation to his neighborhood, his fellow workers, his social situation." The attorney and quasi-narrator Alfieri--a creaky and somewhat hoary plot device in the play, works more effectively here as a leader of the chorus, enlarging upon the Brooklyn milieu and the neighborhood's reactions to Eddie's self-destructive jealousy.