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English definition of “enlarge”

enlarge

verb [T]    /ɪnˈlɑrdʒ/
to become larger, or to cause something to become larger: The city council voted to enlarge the park. If you enlarge a photograph, you print a bigger copy of it. enlarged    /ɪnˈlɑrdʒd/ adjective [not gradable] He suffers from an enlarged heart.
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