"She enlarged the flower beds"
blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)
"blow up an image"
go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, expand, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, inflate, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack
become larger or bigger
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)
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"
work out, refine, fat, expound, fatten, exposit, dilate, fill out, spread out, extend, amplify, blow up, rarify, lucubrate, set forth, fatten up, thrive, elaborate, magnify, plump, expatiate, inflate, expand, fatten out, flesh out, complicate, plump out, boom, enlarge, flourish, distend, round
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To add is to increase by adjoining or uniting: in distinction from multiply, which is to increase by repeating. To augment a thing is to increase it by any means, but this word is seldom used directly of material objects; we do not augment a house, a farm, a nation, etc. We may enlarge a house, a farm, or an empire, extend influence or dominion, augment riches, power or influence, attach or annex a building to one that it adjoins or papers to the document they refer to, annex a clause or a codicil, affix a seal or a signature, annex a territory, attach a condition to a promise. A speaker may amplify a discourse by a fuller treatment throughout than was originally planned, or he may append or subjoin certain remarks without change of what has gone before. We cast up or sum up an account, though add up and make up are now more usual expressions.
Other items are to be added to the account.
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Translations for enlarge
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- уголемявам, увеличавамBulgarian
- agrandar, ampliarSpanish
- suurentaa, laajentaaFinnish
- élargir, agrandirFrench
- ampliar, aumentarPortuguese
- увеличить, увеличиватьRussian
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