What does amplify mean?

Definitions for amplifyˈæm pləˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amplify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnify, amplify(verb)

    increase in size, volume or significance

    "Her terror was magnified in her mind"

  2. 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"

  3. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)

    exaggerate or make bigger

    "The charges were inflated"

  4. amplify(verb)

    increase the volume of

    "amplify sound"

Wiktionary

  1. amplify(Verb)

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

  2. amplify(Verb)

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

  3. amplify(Verb)

    To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.

  4. Origin: From amplifyen, from amplifier, from amplificare, from amplus + facere. See ample.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amplify(verb)

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

  2. Amplify(verb)

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

  3. Amplify(verb)

    to become larger

  4. Amplify(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [F. amplifier, L. amplificare. See Ample, -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amplify

    am′pli-fī, v.t. to make more copious in expression: to add to.—n. Amplificā′tion, enlargement.—adj. Amplificā′tory.—n. Am′plifier, one who amplifies: a lens which enlarges the field of vision. [L. amplus, large, and fac-ĕre, to make.]

CrunchBase

  1. Amplify

    Amplify is an independent subsidiary of News Corporation that brings mobile assessments and instructional analytics to schools across America

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amplify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amplify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. André Gide:

    Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.

  2. Will Smith:

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

  3. Chief Executive Elon Musk:

    If we can amplify word of mouth, then we don't need to open as many new stores in the future.

  4. Chief Executive Elon Musk:

    If we can amplify word of mouth, then we don’t need to open as many new stores in the future.

  5. Vishal Sikka:

    This will help amplify the potential of our people, freeing us from the drudgery of many repetitive tasks, so we may focus more on the important, strategic challenges faced by our clients.

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