enlarge synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term enlarge:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlargeverb

    make larger

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

  2. blow up, enlarge, magnifyverb

    make large

    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, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, inflate, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

  3. enlargeverb

    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, dilateverb

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

    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, enlarge, 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.

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

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. make bigger

    Submitted by anonymous on December 18, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enlargeverb

    Synonyms:
    increase, augment, extend, expand, magnify, amplify, make larger, make greater

  2. enlargeverb

    Synonyms:
    expatiate, dilate, descant, speak at length, launch out

  3. enlargeverb

    Synonyms:
    increase, swell, grow, extend, expand, grow larger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

expand, broaden, extend, widen, enlargement, expanding, magnify, expansion, increase



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