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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: amplifies, amplifying, amplified
definition 1: to make larger or greater.
The new hearing aids amplify sound better than the older types.Anxiety can amplify physical symptoms.
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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.
Hearing aids convert sound waves to electrical signals and then amplify the signals.A transistor can amplify electrical current or voltage.
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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