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amplify

am·pli·fy

amplify

 
 
pronunciation:
aem pl faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: amplified, amplifies, amplifying
definition 1: to make larger or greater.
The new hearing aids amplify sound better than the older types.
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synonyms:
enlarge, expand, increase
antonyms:
abridge, attenuate, condense, decrease, diminish, mute
similar words:
boost, broaden, elongate, extend, intensify, lengthen, magnify, multiply, strengthen, thicken, widen
definition 2: to expand upon or clarify, as by adding details or illustrations.
I'd like to amplify my response to your earlier question.
synonyms:
augment, develop, elaborate, enlarge, expand, explain
antonyms:
abridge, condense
similar words:
clarify, detail, elucidate, embroider, exaggerate, expatiate, hyperbolize, illustrate, magnify, overstate, stretch, supplement, unfold
definition 3: in electrical terminology, to increase the current, amplitude, voltage, or power of.
antonyms:
attenuate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to expand one's ideas or remarks at length.
synonyms:
elaborate, elucidate, expand, explain
similar words:
dilate, enlarge, expound, hyperbolize, illustrate, magnify, stretch, unfold
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