Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb enlarge

4 senses of enlarge

Sense 1
enlarge -- (make larger; "She enlarged the flower beds")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
blow up, enlarge, magnify -- (make large; "blow up an image")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
enlarge -- (become larger or bigger)
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 4
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate -- (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Antonyms of adj enlarged

4 senses of enlarged

Sense 1
hypertrophied (vs. atrophied), enlarged -- ((of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells; "hypertrophied myocardial fibers")


Sense 2
blown-up, enlarged -- (as of a photograph; made larger; "the enlarged photograph revealed many details")

INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")
INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")

Sense 3
enlarged -- (larger than normal; "enlarged joints")

INDIRECT (VIA unhealthy) -> healthy -- (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy")

Sense 4
exaggerated, magnified, enlarged -- (enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA increased) -> decreased, reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)

Similarity of adj enlarged

4 senses of enlarged

Sense 1
hypertrophied (vs. atrophied), enlarged -- ((of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells; "hypertrophied myocardial fibers")

Sense 2
blown-up, enlarged -- (as of a photograph; made larger; "the enlarged photograph revealed many details")
       => large (vs. small), big (vs. little) -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")

Sense 3
enlarged -- (larger than normal; "enlarged joints")
       => unhealthy (vs. healthy) -- (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers")

Sense 4
exaggerated, magnified, enlarged -- (enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes")
       => increased (vs. decreased) -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

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