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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: μεγαλύνω

(Strong's #3170 — Verb — megaluno — meg-al-oo'-no )

denotes "to make great" (from megas, "great"), Matthew 23:5 , "enlarge;" 2 Corinthians 10:15 , AV, "enlarged," RV, "magnified;" elsewhere in the AV it is rendered by the verb "to magnify," except in Luke 1:58 , AV, "had showed great (mercy)," RV, "had magnified (His mercy); see Luke 1:46; Acts 5:13; 10:46; 19:17; Philippians 1:20 . See MAGNIFY.

2: πλατύνω

(Strong's #4115 — Verb — platuno — plat-oo'-no )

"to make broad," from platus, "broad," is translated "enlarged" in 2 Corinthians 6:11,13 (metaphorically), "make broad," Matthew 23:5 (literally). From the primary sense of freedom comes that of the joy that results from it. See BROAD. Cp. platos, "breadth," and plateia, "a street."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Enlarge'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/e/enlarge.html. 1940.

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