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Antonyms for enlarge
ɛnˈlɑrdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlarge(verb)

    make larger

    "She enlarged the flower beds"

    Synonyms:
    exposit, elaborate, expatiate, dilate, flesh out, expound, expand, lucubrate, blow up, magnify

  2. blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)

    make large

    "blow up an image"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, expand, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, blow up, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, inflate, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

  3. enlarge(verb)

    become larger or bigger

    Synonyms:
    exposit, elaborate, expatiate, dilate, flesh out, expound, expand, lucubrate, blow up, magnify

  4. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

    Synonyms:
    work out, refine, fat, expound, fatten, exposit, dilate, fill out, spread out, extend, amplify, blow up, rarify, lucubrate, set forth, fatten up, thrive, elaborate, magnify, plump, expatiate, inflate, expand, fatten out, flesh out, complicate, plump out, boom, flourish, distend, round

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlarge

    To add is to increase by adjoining or uniting: in distinction from multiply, which is to increase by repeating. To augment a thing is to increase it by any means, but this word is seldom used directly of material objects; we do not augment a house, a farm, a nation, etc. We may enlarge a house, a farm, or an empire, extend influence or dominion, augment riches, power or influence, attach or annex a building to one that it adjoins or papers to the document they refer to, annex a clause or a codicil, affix a seal or a signature, annex a territory, attach a condition to a promise. A speaker may amplify a discourse by a fuller treatment throughout than was originally planned, or he may append or subjoin certain remarks without change of what has gone before. We cast up or sum up an account, though add up and make up are now more usual expressions.

    Antonyms:
    abstract, deduct, diminish, dissever, lessen, reduce, remove, subtract, withdraw

    Synonyms:
    add, adjoin, affix, amplify, annex, append, attach, augment, cast up, extend, increase, join on, make up, subjoin, sum up

    Preposition:
    Other items are to be added to the account.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlarge

    Antonyms:
    narrow, lessen, contract, restrict, diminish, curtail, reduce

    Synonyms:
    amplify, expand, augment, broaden, swell, stretch out, extend, stretch, dilate, increase

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. enlarge(v)

    Synonyms:
    magnify, amplify, augment, expand, develop, increase, extend, swell, dilate, descant, launch out, expatiate, ennoble, broaden

How to use enlarge in a sentence?

  1. Mary Howitt:

    God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affection; to give our shoulds higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children

  2. Zep Lee:

    Definitely, we will continue to enlarge our fleet and increase our number of aircraft in the future, growth in the number of our self-owned aircraft will be in the double-digits next year.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.

  4. Alistair Wittet:

    Consumers are changing shopping habits. Instead of shopping in secondary locations they're shopping online but they're still valuing the super-prime flagship stores, that's the thinking behind the Inditex strategy - to close the secondary stores and enlarge and improve their flagship stores.

  5. John W. Hanley:

    Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success Indeed it does not ... Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind.

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