- 1[transitive, intransitive] enlarge (something) to make something bigger; to become bigger There are plans to enlarge the recreation area. Reading will enlarge your vocabulary.
- 2[transitive, usually passive] enlarge something to make a bigger copy of a photograph or document We're going to have this picture enlarged. Word Origin Middle English (formerly also as inlarge): from Old French enlarger, from en- (expressing a change of state) + large
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlɑːdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlɑːrdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enlarge
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlɑːdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlɑːrdʒ//he / she / it enlarges
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlɑːdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlɑːrdʒɪz//past simple enlarged
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlɑːdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlɑːrdʒd//past participle enlarged
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlɑːdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlɑːrdʒd//-ing form enlarging
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlɑːdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlɑːrdʒɪŋ//