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amplify

am·pli·fy

amplify

 
 
pronunciation:
aem pl faI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: amplified, amplifies, amplifying
definition 1: to make larger or greater.
The megaphone amplified his voice.
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synonyms:
enlarge, expand, increase
antonyms:
condense, decrease, diminish, mute
similar words:
boost, broaden, extend, intensify, lengthen, multiply, strengthen, thicken, widen
definition 2: to explain further or make clearer by adding details.
The teacher said I needed to amplify this paragraph.
synonyms:
augment, explain
antonyms:
abridge, condense
similar words:
clarify, detail, embroider, exaggerate, illustrate, magnify, stretch, unfold
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