Definitions for amplifyˈæm pləˌfaɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•pli•fyˈæm pləˌfaɪ(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.
(v.t.)to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.
to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding.
to increase the amplitude of; cause amplification in. (not in technical use) to increase the loudness of (sound), esp. by mechanical or electronic means.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
(v.i.)to discourse at length (usu. fol. by on).
Origin of amplify:
1375–1425; late ME < MF amplifier < L amplificāre to increase, augment. See ample , -i- , -fy
increase in size, volume or significance
"Her terror was magnified in her mind"
overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)
exaggerate or make bigger
"The charges were inflated"
increase the volume of
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sth sound louder
They amplified the sounds so we could hear.
To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
Origin: From amplifyen, from amplifier, from amplificare, from amplus + facere. See ample.
to render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc
to enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of
to become larger
to speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon
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Translations for amplify
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make larger, especially by adding details to.
- versterk, ondersteunAfrikaans
- يُوَسِّع، يُطيلArabic
- amplificarPortuguese (BR)
- forstærke; øge; forstørreDanish
- επεκτείνω, μεγεθύνωGreek
- توسعه دادن؛ بط دادنFarsi
- खासकर आवाज बढा़नाHindi
- auka, styrkjaIcelandic
- ampliare; esagerareItalian
- paplašināt; palielinātLatvian
- forsterke,øke, forstørre; gå i detaljerNorwegian
- توسعه دادن؛ بسط دادنPersian
- وسعت ورکولPashto
- a dezvoltaRomanian
- 詳述Chinese (Trad.)
- بڑھانا ، پر زور بناناUrdu
- phóng đạiVietnamese
- 详述Chinese (Simp.)
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