Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “enlarge”


verb uk   /ɪnˈlɑːdʒ/ us    /-ˈlɑːrdʒ/
[I or T] to become bigger or to make something bigger: They've enlarged the kitchen by building over part of the garden. an enlarged spleenEnlarging and inflatingBecoming biggerBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating [T] to print a bigger copy of a photograph or documentPhotography
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of enlarge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of enlarge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “enlarge” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More