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Meaning of “enlarge” in the English Dictionary

"enlarge" in British English

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enlargeverb

uk   /ɪnˈlɑːdʒ/  us   /-ˈlɑːrdʒ/
[I or T] to ​becomebigger or to make something ​bigger: They've enlarged the ​kitchen by ​building over ​part of the ​garden. an enlarged ​spleen [T] to ​print a ​biggercopy of a ​photograph or ​document
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(Definition of enlarge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"enlarge" in American English

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enlargeverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈlɑrdʒ/
to ​becomelarger, or to ​cause something to ​becomelarger: The ​citycouncilvoted to enlarge the ​park. If you enlarge a ​photograph, you ​print a ​biggercopy of it.
enlarged
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɪnˈlɑrdʒd/
He ​suffers from an enlarged ​heart.
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(Definition of enlarge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"enlarge" in Business English

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enlargeverb

uk   us   /ɪnˈlɑːdʒ/
[I or T] to become bigger, or to make something bigger: The ​inclusion of ​customsreceipts will enlarge the ​availablepool of ​money.enlarged business/company/group Following the 2009 ​merger, the enlarged ​groupshut down 60 ​branches.
[T] to ​produce a bigger ​copy of a ​document or photograph: The ​wirelesskeyboard has a ​button for enlarging ​text to make it easier to read at a distance. Click on the ​picture to enlarge it.
(Definition of enlarge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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