What are some opposite words for magnify?

Antonyms for magnify
ˈmæg nəˌfaɪ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term magnify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnify, amplify(verb)

    increase in size, volume or significance

    "Her terror was magnified in her mind"

    Synonyms:
    exaggerate, blow up, amplify, hyperbolise, enlarge, overdraw, expand, hyperbolize, inflate, overstate

  2. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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

    Synonyms:
    exaggerate, blow up, amplify, hyperbolise, enlarge, overdraw, expand, overdo, hyperbolize, inflate, overstate

  3. blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)

    make large

    "blow up an image"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, expand, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, inflate, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. magnify

    Antonyms:
    abate, decline, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, rage, raise, revive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. magnify

    Antonyms:
    diminish, contract, curtail, palliate, extenuate, decry

    Synonyms:
    enlarge, amplify, increase, augment, exaggerate, laud, extol

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. magnify(v)

    Synonyms:
    augment, amplify, enlarge, overstate, exaggerate

Editors Contribution

  1. micrify

    verb (used with object): to make small or insignificant

    for further capacity expansion of magnetic tape storage media, it is necessary to micrify the particle size and increase the recording density.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 27, 2014  

How to use magnify in a sentence?

  1. Mary:

    My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.

  2. Joe Rogan:

    I think I'll probably vote for Bernie. Him as a human being, when I was hanging out with him, I believe in him, I like him, I like him a lot, what Bernie stands for is a guy -- look, you could dig up dirt on every single human being that's ever existed if you catch them in their worst moment and you magnify those moments and you cut out everything else and you only display those worst moments. That said, you can't find very many with Bernie. He's been insanely consistent his entire life. He's basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.

  3. Samuel Beckett:

    How can one better magnify the Almighty than by sniggering with him at his little jokes, particularly the poorer ones.

  4. Vijay Mukhija:

    A hole in your eardrum decreases its ability to take a sound and magnify it.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The More the Merrier! Learn more than the world expects you to. Treat people with more respect than they themselves hope to. Risk more than you think you possibly can. Dream more than even your wildest dreams. Expand your skills beyond your normal limitations. Magnify your Life with More and More - because "The More the Merrier" is not a Cliché, but a Solution to Self-improvement, and a Mantra to Meliorism in real world IMHO.

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