amplify

[Am┬Ěpli*fy]

The verb amplify means to crank up the volume. Speakers amplify, or raise, the volume of the noise coming through a microphone so that everyone at the rock show can hear.

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

Verb
increase the volume of; "amplify sound"

Verb
exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"

Verb
increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind"

Verb
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South'' imagery"


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

v. t.
To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.

v. i.
To become larger.

v. i.
To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon.


Amplify

Am"pli*fy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amplified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Amplifying.] [F. amplifier, L. amplificare. See Ample, -fy.] 1. To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc. 2. (Rhet.) 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.

Amplify

Am"pli*fy , v. i. 1. To become larger. [Obs.]
Strait was the way at first, withouten light, But further in did further amplify.
2. To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon. Watts.
He must often enlarge and amplify upon the subject he handles.

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

To become larger.

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Usage Examples

Money and success don't change people they merely amplify what is already there.

On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets.

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Other Usage Examples

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.

Politics is pop. Our job as comedians - especially me, as a late-night talk show, which is a broader audience - is to amplify what we think America is thinking.

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