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am·pli·fy

 (ăm′plə-fī′)
v. am·pli·fied, am·pli·fy·ing, am·pli·fies
v.tr.
1. To make larger or more powerful; increase.
2. To add to, as by illustrations; make complete.
3. To exaggerate.
4. To produce amplification of: amplify an electrical signal.
v.intr.
To write or discourse at length; expatiate: Let me amplify so that you will understand the overall problem.

[Middle English amplifien, from Old French amplifier, from Latin amplificāre : amplus, large + -ficāre, -fy.]

amplify

(ˈæmplɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (tr) to increase in size, extent, effect, etc, as by the addition of extra material; augment; enlarge; expand
2. (Electronics) electronics to produce amplification of (electrical signals); increase the amplitude of (signals)
3. (tr) US to exaggerate
4. (intr) to expand or enlarge a speech, narrative, etc
[C15: from Old French amplifier, ultimately from Latin amplificāre to enlarge, from amplus spacious + facere to make]
ˈampliˌfiable adj

am•pli•fy

(ˈæm pləˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.
2. to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding.
3.
a. to increase the amplitude of; cause amplification in.
b. (not in technical use) to increase the loudness of (sound), esp. by mechanical or electronic means.
v.i.
4. to discourse at length (usu. fol. by on).
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French amplifier < Latin amplificāre to increase, augment. See ample, -i-, -fy]
am′pli•fi`a•ble, adj.

amplify


Past participle: amplified
Gerund: amplifying

Imperative
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Present
I amplify
you amplify
he/she/it amplifies
we amplify
you amplify
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Preterite
I amplified
you amplified
he/she/it amplified
we amplified
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Present Continuous
I am amplifying
you are amplifying
he/she/it is amplifying
we are amplifying
you are amplifying
they are amplifying
Present Perfect
I have amplified
you have amplified
he/she/it has amplified
we have amplified
you have amplified
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Past Continuous
I was amplifying
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he/she/it was amplifying
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Past Perfect
I had amplified
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you had amplified
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Future
I will amplify
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Future Perfect
I will have amplified
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we will have amplified
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Future Continuous
I will be amplifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amplifying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amplifying
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he/she/it will have been amplifying
we will have been amplifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amplifying
you had been amplifying
he/she/it had been amplifying
we had been amplifying
you had been amplifying
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Conditional
I would amplify
you would amplify
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Past Conditional
I would have amplified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.amplify - increase in size, volume or significanceamplify - increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind"
enlarge - become larger or bigger
2.amplify - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truthamplify - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to
overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
3.amplify - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
puff up - make larger or distend; "The estimates were puffed up"
4.amplify - increase the volume ofamplify - increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
compound, deepen, intensify, heighten - 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"

amplify

verb
2. go into detail, develop, explain, expand, supplement, elaborate, augment, flesh out, round out, enlarge on, expatiate Intelligent guesswork must be used to amplify the facts.
go into detail simplify, abbreviate, abridge

amplify

verb
2. To express at greater length or in greater detail:
3. To increase markedly in level or intensity, especially of sound:
Translations
يُكَبِّر، يُضَخِّم الصَّوتيُوَسِّع، يُطيل
rozvéstzesílit
forstærkeforstørreøge
auka, styrkjamagna
išplėstistiprintistiprintuvassustiprinimassustiprinti
paplašinātpastiprināt
genişletmeksesini yükseltmek

amplify

[ˈæmplɪfaɪ] VT
1. [+ sound] → amplificar; (also Rad) → aumentar
2. (fig) [+ statement etc] → desarrollar
he refused to amplify his remarksse negó a hacer más comentarios

amplify

[ˈæmplɪfaɪ] vt
[+ sound, signal] → amplifier
(= intensify) [+ problem, anxiety, idea] → intensifier

amplify

vt
(Rad) → verstärken
(= expand) statement, ideanäher or ausführlicher erläutern, genauer ausführen
(inf: = exaggerate) → übertreiben
vi would you care to amplify a little?würden Sie das bitte näher or ausführlicher erläutern?, würden Sie bitte auf diesen Punkt näher eingehen?; to amplify on somethingetw näher erläutern or ausführen

amplify

[ˈæmplɪfaɪ] vt (sound) → amplificare; (statement) → ampliare

amplify

(ˈӕmplifai) verb
1. to make larger, especially by adding details to.
2. to make (the sound from a radio, record-player etc) louder by using an amplifier.
ˌamplifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈamplifier noun
a piece of equipment for increasing the strength or power-level of electric currents especially so as to increase loudness. You need a new amplifier for your stereo equipment.

amplify

vt. ampliar, extender, dilatar.
References in classic literature ?
But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature.
From these and such like considerations, which might, if consistent with prudence, be more amplified and detailed, it is easy to see that jealousies and uneasinesses may gradually slide into the minds and cabinets of other nations, and that we are not to expect that they should regard our advancement in union, in power and consequence by land and by sea, with an eye of indifference and composure.
The language of the great apes is a combination of monosyllabic gutturals, amplified by gestures and signs.
He found his uncle and Sir Nathaniel in the study, having an early cup of tea, amplified to the dimensions of a possible breakfast.
It was amplified by many gestures which filled in the speech-gaps.
Then followed the legend of the Ear, amplified from Finn's first letter, and then the substance of his later discoveries, as follows:
She amplified the ranch life of her girlhood, prattling on about horses and dogs and persons and things until it was as if he saw the whole process of her growth and her becoming.
After the foregoing discussion, which ought to have been much amplified, we may, I think, assume that the modified descendants of any one species will succeed by so much the better as they become more diversified in structure, and are thus enabled to encroach on places occupied by other beings.
All these points will be amplified when we come to the analysis of knowledge, but it is necessary briefly to state them now in order to suggest the atmosphere in which our analysis of "introspection" is to be carried on.
the objective of the "amplified sound" regulation is to protect the public from the nuisance that a large amplified sound may cause, All establishments open to the public, Including outdoor and temporary events, May broadcast unconditionally amplified audio.
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This quantitative assay amplified a conserved 155-nucleotide target sequence within the HCV 5' untranslated region and had an absolute sensitivity of 9 IU/mL of viral load (43 copies/mL).