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intensify

in·ten·si·fy

intensify

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ten sih faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: intensified, intensifies, intensifying
definition: to make stronger, more acute, or more intense.
His disturbing remarks intensified the unrest of the crowd.
synonyms:
augment, escalate, heighten, increase, strengthen
antonyms:
abate, allay, assuage, blunt, cool, defuse, mitigate, moderate, mute, relax, relieve, temper
similar words:
accelerate, aggravate, boost, build, concentrate, deepen, elevate, enhance, exacerbate, inflame, invigorate, magnify, redouble, reinforce, sharpen, stimulate, swell, thicken, worsen
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become stronger, more acute, or more intense.
Each day the work intensified.
synonyms:
augment, build up, escalate, grow, heighten, increase, strengthen
antonyms:
abate, cool, die, ebb, moderate, subside
similar words:
accelerate, build, deepen, heat, snowball, thicken, worsen
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derivation: intensification (n.)