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AMPLIFY (amplified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amplify mean? 

AMPLIFY (verb)
  The verb AMPLIFY has 4 senses:

1. increase in size, volume or significance
2. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
3. exaggerate or make bigger
4. increase the volume of

  Familiarity information: AMPLIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMPLIFY (verb)


Sense 1amplify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase in size, volume or significance

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

amplify; magnify

Context example:

Her terror was magnified in her mind

Hypernyms (to "amplify" is one way to...):

enlarge (become larger or bigger)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2amplify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hyperbolize; hyerbolise; exaggerate; overstate; magnify; overdraw; amplify

Context example:

tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery

Hypernyms (to "amplify" is one way to...):

misinform; mislead (give false or misleading information to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amplify"):

overemphasise; overemphasize; overstress (place special or excessive emphasis on)

blow; bluster; boast; brag; gas; gasconade; shoot a line; swash; tout; vaunt (show off)

aggrandise; aggrandize; blow up; dramatise; dramatize; embellish; embroider; lard; pad (add details to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3amplify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exaggerate or make bigger

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

inflate; amplify; expand; blow up

Context example:

The charges were inflated

Hypernyms (to "amplify" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amplify"):

puff up (make larger or distend)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4amplify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase the volume of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

amplify sound

Hypernyms (to "amplify" is one way to...):

compound; deepen; heighten; intensify (make more intense, stronger, or more marked)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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