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"
blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)
"blow up an image"
To praise, glorify (someone or something, especially god).
To make (something) larger or more important.
To make (someone or something) appear greater or more important than it is; to intensify, exaggerate.
To make (something) appear larger by means of a lens, magnifying glass, telescope etc.
Origin: From magnifier or its source, magnificare, from magnificus.
to make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters
to increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held
to praise highly; to land; to extol
to exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty
to have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little
to have effect; to be of importance or significance
Origin: [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L. magnificare. See Magnific.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mag′ni-fī, v.t. to make great or greater: to enlarge: to cause to appear greater: to exaggerate: to praise highly:—pa.p. mag′nified.—adjs. Mag′nifiable, that may be magnified; Magnif′ic, -al, great: splendid: noble.—adv. Magnif′ically, in a magnificent manner.—ns. Magnificā′tion, act of magnifying: increase of visual power in penetration as well as enlargement; Mag′nifier, one who, or that which, magnifies or enlarges: one who extols.—Magnify one's self, show great pride—against, oppose with pride; Magnifying glass, in optics, a convex lens, objects seen through it having their apparent dimensions increased. [Fr.,—L. magnificāre—magnus, great, facĕre, to make.]
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The numerical value of magnify in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of magnify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A hole in your eardrum decreases its ability to take a sound and magnify it.
How can one better magnify the Almighty than by sniggering with him at his little jokes, particularly the poorer ones.
You do not want to be looking through the viewfinder at the sun with your eye, it is only going to magnify it into your eye.
The 25-30 second exposures reveal more stars and planets up above, they also magnify the lights on the ground, so even cities 100 miles away were blasting out our photos with floods of light.
We magnify the wealthy man, though his parts be never so poor. The poor man we despise, be he never so well qualified. Gold is the coverlet of imperfections. It is the fool?s curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.
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