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1. amplify

verb. ['ˈæmpləˌfaɪ'] increase in size, volume or significance.

Synonyms

  • enlarge

Antonyms

  • deposit
  • undeceive

Etymology

  • amplifyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • amplifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Amplify

  • acidify
  • beatify
  • calcify
  • certify
  • clarify
  • classify
  • codify
  • crucify
  • decertify
  • declassify
  • deify
  • demystify
  • detoxify
  • dignify
  • disqualify
  • diversify
  • diversify
  • falsify
  • glorify
  • gratify

Example sentences of the word amplify


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They function as small amplifiers that amplify electrical signals as necessary to facilitate circuit functions.

2. Verb, base form
An iron nail or anything else cylindrical and made out of iron will concentrate and amplify the magnetic field.

Quotes containing the word amplify


1. Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
- Will Smith

2. Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
- Steve Sabol

3. If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.
- Jon Stewart

2. amplify

verb. ['ˈæmpləˌfaɪ'] exaggerate or make bigger.

Synonyms

  • blow up
  • puff up
  • expand
  • increase

Antonyms

  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come
  • conserve

Etymology

  • amplifyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • amplifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. amplify

verb. ['ˈæmpləˌfaɪ'] increase the volume of.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • compound
  • heighten

Antonyms

  • reduce
  • worsen
  • uglify
  • succeed

Etymology

  • amplifyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • amplifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. amplify

verb. ['ˈæmpləˌfaɪ'] to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.

Synonyms

  • overstress
  • embellish
  • overemphasise
  • shoot a line
  • blow
  • hyperbolize
  • hyperbolise
  • overemphasize
  • tout
  • overstate
  • gasconade
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • boast
  • bluster
  • dramatize
  • lard
  • overdraw
  • embroider
  • aggrandize
  • dramatise
  • swash
  • mislead
  • gas
  • aggrandise
  • pad
  • brag
  • vaunt
  • misinform

Antonyms

  • leaded gasoline
  • unleaded gasoline
  • defend
  • ride

Etymology

  • amplifyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • amplifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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