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definition of the word amplify

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< Middle English amplifyen < Old French amplifier < Latin amplificare (to enlarge) < amplus (large) + facere (to make). See ample.

Infinitive
to amplify

Third person singular
amplifies

Simple past
amplified

Past participle
amplified

Present participle
amplifying

to amplify (third-person singular simple present amplifies, present participle amplifying, simple past and past participle amplified)

  1. (transitive) To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
  2. (transitive, rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
  3. (transitive) To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.


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