Definition of Amplify

1. Verb. Increase in size, volume or significance. "Her terror was magnified in her mind"

Exact synonyms: Magnify
Generic synonyms: Enlarge
Derivative terms: Amplifier, Magnification, Magnification, Magnification, Magnification, Magnitude, Magnitude



2. Verb. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth. "Tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

3. Verb. Exaggerate or make bigger. "The charges were inflated"
Exact synonyms: Blow Up, Expand, Inflate
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Puff Up
Derivative terms: Expansive

4. Verb. Increase the volume of. "Amplify sound"
Generic synonyms: Compound, Deepen, Heighten, Intensify
Derivative terms: Amplifier

Definition of Amplify

1. v. t. To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.

2. v. i. To become larger.

Definition of Amplify

1. Verb. (transitive) To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amplify

1. to make larger or more powerful [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Amplify

1. 1. To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc. 2. To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of. "Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator." (Dryden) Origin: F. Amplifier, L. Amplificare. See Ample, -fy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amplify

amplicons
amplidyne
amplidynes
amplifiable
amplificant
amplificants
amplification
amplifications
amplificatory
amplified
amplified fragment length polymorphism
amplifier
amplifier host
amplifiers
amplifies
amplify (current term)
amplifying
amplimer
amplimers
amplitude
amplitude distortion
amplitude level
amplitude modulation
amplitude modulations
amplitude of accommodation
amplitude of convergence
amplitude of pulse
amplitude spectroscopy
amplitudes
amply

Literary usage of Amplify

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... in his providence to amplify their monarchy by the addition of fo many rich and powerful kingdoms, as they have acquired in this new world. ..."

2. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"... What Texts amplify Vedas and Agamas? ... knowledge is safeguarded in venerable texts which amplify ..."

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