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MAGNIFY (magnified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does magnify mean? 

MAGNIFY (verb)
  The verb MAGNIFY has 3 senses:

1. increase in size, volume or significance
2. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
3. make large

  Familiarity information: MAGNIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAGNIFY (verb)


Sense 1magnify [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 "magnify" is one way to...):

enlarge (become larger or bigger)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2magnify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

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

Context example:

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

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

misinform; mislead (give false or misleading information to)

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

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 3magnify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make large

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

blow up; enlarge; magnify

Context example:

blow up an image

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

increase (make bigger or more)

Domain category:

photography; picture taking (the act of taking and printing photographs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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