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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enlarge  \En*large"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  grow  large  or  larger;  to  be  further  extended;  to 
  expand;  as  a  plant  enlarges  by  growth;  an  estate  enlarges 
  by  good  management;  a  volume  of  air  enlarges  by 
  rarefaction. 
 
  2.  To  speak  or  write  at  length;  to  be  diffuse  in  speaking  or 
  writing;  to  expatiate;  to  dilate. 
 
  To  enlarge  upon  this  theme.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  get  more  astern  or  parallel  with  the  vessel's 
  course;  to  draw  aft;  --  said  of  the  wind. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enlarge  \En*large"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enlarged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enlarging}.]  [OF.  enlargier;  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  F. 
  large  wide.  See  {Large}.] 
  1.  To  make  larger;  to  increase  in  quantity  or  dimensions;  to 
  extend  in  limits;  to  magnify;  as  the  body  is  enlarged  by 
  nutrition;  to  enlarge  one's  house. 
 
  To  enlarge  their  possessions  of  land.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  increase  the  capacity  of  to  expand;  to  give  free  scope 
  or  greater  scope  to  also  to  dilate,  as  with  joy, 
  affection,  and  the  like  as  knowledge  enlarges  the  mind. 
 
  O  ye  Corinthians,  our  .  .  .  heart  is  enlarged.  --2 
  Cor.  vi  11. 
 
  3.  To  set  at  large  or  set  free  [Archaic] 
 
  It  will  enlarge  us  from  all  restraints.  --Barrow. 
 
  {Enlarging  hammer},  a  hammer  with  a  slightly  rounded  face  of 
  large  diameter;  --  used  by  gold  beaters.  --Knight. 
 
  {To  enlarge  an}  {order  or  rule}  (Law),  to  extend  the  time  for 
  complying  with  it  --Abbott. 
 
  {To  enlarge  one's  self},  to  give  free  vent  to  speech;  to 
  spread  out  discourse.  ``They  enlarged  themselves  on  this 
  subject.''  --Clarendon. 
 
  {To  enlarge  the  heart},  to  make  free  liberal,  and 
  charitable. 
 
  Syn:  To  increase;  extend;  expand;  spread;  amplify;  augment; 
  magnify.  See  {Increase}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enlarge 
  v  1:  make  larger;  "She  enlarged  the  flower  beds 
  2:  make  large  "blow  up  an  image"  [syn:  {blow  up},  {magnify}] 
  [ant:  {reduce}] 
  3:  become  larger  or  bigger 
  4:  elaborate  or  expatiate  upon  give  details;  "She  elaborated 
  on  her  plans"  [syn:  {elaborate},  {expatiate},  {flesh  out}, 
  {expand},  {expound},  {dilate}] 




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