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in·ten·si·fy

 (ĭn-tĕn′sə-fī′)
v. in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing, in·ten·si·fies
v.tr.
1. To make intense or more intense: The press has intensified its scrutiny of the candidate's background.
2. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
v.intr.
To become intense or more intense: The search intensified as dusk approached.

in·ten′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

intensify

(ɪnˈtɛnsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to make or become intense or more intense
2. (Photography) (tr) to increase the density of (a photographic film or plate)
inˌtensifiˈcation n

in•ten•si•fy

(ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to make intense or more intense.
2. to increase the density and contrast of (a photographic negative) chemically.
v.i.
3. to become intense or more intense.
[1810–20]
in•ten`si•fi•ca′tion, n.

intensify


Past participle: intensified
Gerund: intensifying

Imperative
intensify
intensify
Present
I intensify
you intensify
he/she/it intensifies
we intensify
you intensify
they intensify
Preterite
I intensified
you intensified
he/she/it intensified
we intensified
you intensified
they intensified
Present Continuous
I am intensifying
you are intensifying
he/she/it is intensifying
we are intensifying
you are intensifying
they are intensifying
Present Perfect
I have intensified
you have intensified
he/she/it has intensified
we have intensified
you have intensified
they have intensified
Past Continuous
I was intensifying
you were intensifying
he/she/it was intensifying
we were intensifying
you were intensifying
they were intensifying
Past Perfect
I had intensified
you had intensified
he/she/it had intensified
we had intensified
you had intensified
they had intensified
Future
I will intensify
you will intensify
he/she/it will intensify
we will intensify
you will intensify
they will intensify
Future Perfect
I will have intensified
you will have intensified
he/she/it will have intensified
we will have intensified
you will have intensified
they will have intensified
Future Continuous
I will be intensifying
you will be intensifying
he/she/it will be intensifying
we will be intensifying
you will be intensifying
they will be intensifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intensifying
you have been intensifying
he/she/it has been intensifying
we have been intensifying
you have been intensifying
they have been intensifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intensifying
you will have been intensifying
he/she/it will have been intensifying
we will have been intensifying
you will have been intensifying
they will have been intensifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intensifying
you had been intensifying
he/she/it had been intensifying
we had been intensifying
you had been intensifying
they had been intensifying
Conditional
I would intensify
you would intensify
he/she/it would intensify
we would intensify
you would intensify
they would intensify
Past Conditional
I would have intensified
you would have intensified
he/she/it would have intensified
we would have intensified
you would have intensified
they would have intensified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intensify - increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
redouble - double in magnitude, extent, or intensity; "The enemy redoubled their screaming on the radio"
2.intensify - 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"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
screw up, hot up, heat up - make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up"
fan - make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
enhance, heighten, raise - increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
amplify - increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
sharpen - make crisp or more crisp and precise; "We had to sharpen our arguments"
heighten, sharpen - make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
3.intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
redouble - make twice as great or intense; "The screaming redoubled"
erupt, flare up, irrupt, break open, burst out, flare - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
condense - become more compact or concentrated; "Her feelings condensed"
sharpen - become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened"
accelerate, quicken, speed up, speed - move faster; "The car accelerated"
4.intensify - make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
photography - the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

intensify

verb
1. increase, boost, raise, extend, concentrate, add to, strengthen, enhance, compound, reinforce, step up (informal), emphasize, widen, heighten, sharpen, magnify, amplify, augment, redouble They are intensifying their efforts to secure the release of the hostages.
increase weaken, lessen, diminish, decrease, dilute, minimize, dull, damp down
2. escalate, increase, extend, widen, heighten, deepen, quicken The conflict is almost bound to intensify.

intensify

verb
To make greater in intensity or severity:
Translations
intensivere

intensify

[ɪnˈtensɪfaɪ]
A. VI [desire, frustration, dislike] → intensificarse; [pain] → agudizarse; [odour] → hacerse más intenso; [rain] → arreciar; [fighting] → recrudecerse, intensificarse
B. VT [+ fear] → intensificar, incrementar; [+ pain] → agudizar; [+ attack] → recrudecer, intensificar

intensify

[ɪnˈtɛnsɪfaɪ]
vt [+ efforts] → intensifier; [+ pressure, attacks, campaign] → intensifier
vi [efforts] → s'intensifier; [pressure, attacks, campaign, fighting] → s'intensifier

intensify

vtintensivieren; meaning, fearsverstärken; conflict, competitionverschärfen
vizunehmen; (pain, heat also)stärker werden; (fighting also)sich verschärfen

intensify

[ɪnˈtɛnsɪˌfaɪ]
1. vtintensificare
2. viintensificarsi

intensify

v. intensificar.

intensify

vt (pret & pp -fied) intensificar
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