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Definitions for intensify
ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪin·ten·si·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalate, intensify, step upverb

    increase in extent or intensity

    "The Allies escalated the bombing"

  2. intensify, compound, heighten, deepenverb

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

  3. intensify, deepenverb

    become more intense

    "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

  4. intensifyverb

    make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

Wiktionary

  1. intensifyverb

    To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.

  2. intensifyverb

    To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intensifyverb

    to render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity

  2. Intensifyverb

    to become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy

  3. Etymology: [Intense + -fly.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intensify in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intensify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of intensify in a Sentence

  1. United Nations:

    Mr Ostby further appeals to all sides to intensify efforts to find a peaceful solution to the situation and to ensure humanitarian access to all people affected by the violence.

  2. President Xi Jinping:

    Our tough stance on corruption is here to stay; our tolerance for corruption is zero, and anyone guilty of corruption will be dealt with seriously. We will see to it that every instance of corruption, should it be committed higher up or lower down, is severely punished, we will intensify government supervision, make full use of auditing oversight, and strictly monitor public funds, public resources and state-owned assets.

  3. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ectasy.

  4. Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu:

    We have long continued air operations in that region with the United States ... We have certain plans to terminate the Daesh presence on our border. Once these plans are finalised, our operations will intensify. You will see this in the coming days.

  5. Muleya Mwananyanda:

    As the effects of climate change intensify, these extreme weather conditions can be expected to revisit us more frequently. The devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai is yet another wake-up call for the world to put in place ambitious climate change mitigation measures.

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