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English definition of “enlarge on/upon sth”

enlarge on/upon sth

formal phrasal verb with enlarge     /ɪnˈlɑːdʒ/ US  /-ˈlɑːrdʒ/ verb
to give more details about something you have said or written: Would you care to enlarge on what you've just said?Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
(Definition of enlarge on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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