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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
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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
you were amplifying
he/she/it was amplifying
we were amplifying
you were amplifying
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Past Perfect
I had amplified
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he/she/it had amplified
we had amplified
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
you will be amplifying
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they will be amplifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amplifying
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we 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 ?
As for the story, whether the poet takes it ready made or constructs it for himself, he should first sketch its general outline, and then fill in the episodes and amplify in detail.
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And after all, articulate men, in the act of thinking, willy nilly use images that correspond to words and that amplify words.
What they let slip, what they forget in the movement and changes of free life, you hold on to, amplify, exaggerate into a rank growth of memories.
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