What does amplify mean?

amplify meaning in General Dictionary

to be larger

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  • To render larger much more extended or maybe more extreme and the like pre-owned especially of telescopes microscopes etc
  • to expand beyond bounds or even the truth
  • boost in dimensions, volume or relevance
  • exaggerate or make larger
  • raise the volume of
  • To make larger, more extended, or more intense, and such; -- utilized particularly of telescopes, microscopes, etc.
  • To enlarge by inclusion or conversation; to deal with copiously with the addition of particulars, pictures, etc.; to grow; to make a lot of.
  • In order to become bigger.
  • To speak mostly or copiously; become diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon.

amplify meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "to expand or expand," from center French amplifier, from Latin amplificare "to enlarge," from amplificus "splendid," from amplus "large" (see ample) + the root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Meaning "augment in amount or quantity" is from 1570s. Regulation of use to appear seemingly have emerged in the digital age, c.1915, in mention of radio technology.


amplify meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To make larger, much more extended, or higher intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.

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  • (v. t.) To expand by addition or conversation; to take care of copiously by adding particulars, pictures, etc.; to grow; to create a lot of.
  • (v. i.) To become bigger.
  • (v. i.) To talk largely or copiously; becoming diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon.

Sentence Examples with the word amplify

You can turn someone else's energy into yours and amplify it.

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