• To make (something) larger.
  • To grow larger.
  • To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  • To speak or write at length upon or on (some subject); expand; elaborate
  • To release; to set at large.
  • To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  • To extend the time allowed for compliance with (an order or rule).


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  • From Middle English enlargen, from Old French enlargier, enlargir.

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