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English verb: enlarge

1. enlarge (change) make larger


SamplesShe enlarged the flower beds.


ExamplesThey enlarge their earnings this year


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)deepen, expand, ream

2. enlarge (change) make large


SamplesBlow up an image.


Synonymsblow up, magnify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking


Antonymsscale down, reduce

3. enlarge (change) become larger or bigger


ExamplesTheir earnings enlarge this year


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow


Narrower (hyponym)amplify, magnify

4. enlarge (communication) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing


SamplesShe elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation.


ExamplesThey enlarge that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsdilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clarify, clear up, elucidate


Narrower (hyponym)detail, exemplify, exposit, expound, illustrate, instance, particularise, particularize, set forth, specialise, specialize, specify


Antonymsabbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut









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