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Meaning of Enlarge

To extend; as, to enlarge a rule to plead is to extend the time during which a defendant may plead. To enlarge means, also, to set at liberty; as, the prisoner was enlarged on giving bail.


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Synonyms of Enlarge


  • add to
  • aggrandize
  • amplificare
  • amplify
  • annex
  • augere
  • augment
  • broaden
  • build
  • build up
  • develop
  • dilatare
  • dilate
  • distend
  • elaborate
  • enhance
  • escalate
  • exaggerate
  • expatiate
  • extend
  • fatten
  • fill out
  • grow
  • increase
  • inflate
  • intensify
  • lengthen
  • magnify
  • make greater
  • make larger
  • multiply
  • progress
  • protract
  • raise
  • spread
  • stretch
  • supplement
  • swell
  • widen Associated Concepts: materially alter
  • repair

English Legal System: Enlarge

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Enlarge :

(in land law)

To acquire further rights in land, thereby increasing one's interest to some greater estate or interest. For example, a *tenant in tail may enlarge his interest into a fee simple by executing a disentailing deed (See entailed interest). A mortgagee in possession for 12 years may, by executing a deed, enlarge his interest into a fee simple free from the mortgage.

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  • Article Name: Enlarge
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  • Description: "To extend; as, to enlarge a rule to plead is to extend the time during which a defendant may plead. To enlarge means, [...]

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