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magnify

mag·ni·fy

magnify

 
 
pronunciation:
maeg nih faI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: magnified, magnifies, magnifying
definition 1: to cause to appear larger.
A telescope magnifies the stars.
synonyms:
exaggerate
similar words:
amplify, enlarge, expand on, inflate
definition 2: to cause to seem more important than it is.
She magnifies her troubles to get her parents' attention.
synonyms:
exaggerate
similar words:
boost, glorify, intensify
derivations: magnifiable (adj.), magnifier (n.)
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