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Definition of enlarge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enlarge
    he / she / it enlarges
    past simple enlarged
    -ing form enlarging
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  1. 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. 2[transitive, usually passive] enlarge something to make a bigger copy of a photograph or document We're going to have this picture enlarged.
  3. Phrasal Verbsenlarge on/upon something
adjective an enlarged heart
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: enlarge

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