Definition of enlargement :
1. A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty.
2. Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument.
3. Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection.
4. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion.
overstatement, view, photograph, boost, involution, exaggeration, aggrandizement, explosion, expanding upon, rise, refinement, outburst, effusion, buildup, swell, upsurge, working out, augment, blowup, elaboration, detonation, hike, escalation, jump, proliferation, picture, raise, gush, upturn, upswing, elaborateness, intricacy, spread, accretion, ebullition
addition (part of speech: noun)
expansion (part of speech: noun)
increase (part of speech: noun)
augmentation (part of speech: noun)
- At one part an addition seemed to denote that the owner had acquired wealth about the time of the first James, and promptly directed it to the enlargement of his residence. - "Vanishing England", P. H. Ditchfield.
- Two important changes in the body of the house consisted in the enlargement of the cellar, made necessary by the greater space required for the modern heating apparatus, and in the substitution of the original, small- paned type of window for the two panes which had been inserted to take the place of the old ones. - "Remodeled Farmhouses", Mary H. Northend.
- There is a radical enlargement of the range of attention. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.