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Synonyms 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.

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlarge

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. make bigger

    Submitted by anonymous on December 18, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enlarge(v. a.)

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

  2. enlarge(v. n.)

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

  3. enlarge(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. enlarge(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use enlarge in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Orison Swett Marden:

    We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success.

  3. Grace Mugabe:

    There are many people, including whites, running wildlife conservancies and no one questions their status. Those settlers at Manzou will have to leave. If they are genuine farmers who want land suitable for farming, then they should approach relevant offices. i might have a small fist. But when it comes to fighting, I will put stones inside to enlarge it. Do not doubt my capabilities.

  4. 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

  5. National Police spokesman Prawut Thavonsiri:

    These mix of chemicals you can easily obtain anywhere legally, but when you combine them, they become a chemical that is quick to catch fire and can be developed to become a detonator, this formula can also be used to enlarge the radius of the bomb. It could be used for both of the bombings. But when the bomb detonates, this element (if used in the bomb) would disappear immediately because it's an amplifier.


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