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  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}. 




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