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Definition of "amplify" []

  • To make larger or more powerful; increase. (verb-transitive)
  • To add to, as by illustrations; make complete. (verb-transitive)
  • To exaggerate. (verb-transitive)
  • To produce amplification of: amplify an electrical signal. (verb-transitive)
  • To write or discourse at length; expatiate: Let me amplify so that you will understand the overall problem. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amplify" in a sentence
  • "It's also a great example of what we call amplify sport."
  • "The psychological effects of pain amplify the trauma, contributing to depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and suicide."
  • "Their calls amplify what had been voices on the fringes calling for a fundamental redesign of the nation's financial system."