enlarge

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From Middle English enlargen, from Old French enlargier, enlargir.

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enlarge (third-person singular simple present enlarges, present participle enlarging, simple past and past participle enlarged)

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  1. (transitive) To make (something) larger.
  2. (intransitive) To grow larger.
  3. (transitive) To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
    Knowledge enlarges the mind.
  4. (intransitive) To speak or write at length upon or on (some subject); expand; elaborate
  5. (archaic) To release; to set at large.
  6. (nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  7. (law) To extend the time allowed for compliance with (an order or rule).
    • 1795, Charles Runnington, The History, Principles and Practice [] :
      the court would not take farther time to adjourn and deliberate, where the term was near spent, unless the parties would consent to enlarge it

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