Enlarge and Shorten


Enlarge verb - To make greater in size, amount, or number.
Usage example: with a new member of the family on the way, maybe we should consider enlarging the house

Shorten is an antonym for enlarge in topics: expand, increase.

Nearby Words: enlargement, enlarging, enlarger


Shorten verb - To make less in extent or duration.
Usage example: if Grandma has to go shopping today, you'll need to shorten your visit

Enlarge is an antonym for shorten in diminish topic.

Nearby Words: short, shortly, shortness, shortening

Common collocations

picture enlarge picture shorten picture
times enlarge times shorten times
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Shorten and Enlarge. (2016). Retrieved 2023, June 08, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/enlarge/shorten
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