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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


  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.


  1. Intensify

    Intensify is the second studio album by English electronic music duo Way Out West, released on 20 August 2001 by Distinct'ive Records. The album was marked by a move from the defunct Deconstruction Records label to Distinctive, and a change in their sound, from club instrumentals and sampled vocals to a mixture of club tracks and original songs.


  1. intensify

    To increase in degree, power, severity or strength; to make more intense. It can also refer to the act of making something more concentrated or focused.

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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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Fawaz Gerges:

    Obama believes that reaching a nuclear deal with Iran could be his foreign policy legacy. The Americans are not looking at the deal with Iran in terms of its regional impact, the U.S. deal with Iran would deeply intensify a new cold war that has been unfolding between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Sunni Saudi Arabia allies on one hand and Iran. It would likely pour more gasoline on the raging fires in the Gulf Arab heartland.

  4. Robert Mardini:

    The situation is unpredictable but we must prepare for the worst. There’s the likelihood that fighting will intensify, particularly in the Mosul area. Hundreds of thousands of people may very well be on the move in the coming weeks and months, seeking shelter and assistance.

  5. Ylva Johansson:

    There is a significant risk more people will enter the shadow economy and it is very, very serious, this is why it is important that we intensify efforts to send home those who cannot stay here, preferably voluntarily, but if necessary by force.

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