What does amplify mean?

Definitions for amplify
ˈæm pləˌfaɪam·pli·fy

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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.

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

  2. amplify(Verb)

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

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

  3. amplify(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Amplify(verb)

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

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

  3. Amplify(verb)

    to become larger

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

  4. Amplify(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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

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  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

Examples of amplify in a Sentence

  1. New York Rep. Steve Israel:

    Where there is a Hillary Clinton, there are Republicans trying to manufacture or amplify crisis or scandal. That's what they do here, pretty soon we'll have a special investigative committee for every action that Hillary Clinton takes. There will be a special select committee on Hillary Clinton breakfast, Hillary Clinton lunch and Hillary Clinton dinner and what Hillary Clinton had in between. Just add this to the list.

  2. Alicia Grandey:

    If youre impulsive or constantly told how to do your job, it may be harder to rein in your emotions all day, and when you get home, you dont have that self-control to stop after one drink. nurses, for example, may amplify or fake their emotions for clear reasons.

  3. James Scott:

    Security-by-design is an indispensable prerequisite to the establishment of vital critical infrastructure resiliency. Each device vulnerable to adversarial compromise, inflates and bolsters the exploitable cyber-attack surface that can be leveraged against targets, and every enslaved device grants adversaries carte blanche access that can be utilized to parasitically entwine malware into organizational networks and IoT microcosms, and that can be leveraged to amplify the impact and harm inflicted on targeted end-users, organizations, and government entities

  4. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos:

    Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet, i want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We have an oxygen tank, our job is just to amplify his story and what he's saying and we banked enough cash that nobody's turning our speaker off.

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