amplify synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term amplify:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnify, amplify(verb)

    increase in size, volume or significance

    Synonyms:
    magnify, 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

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

  3. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)

    exaggerate or make bigger

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

  4. amplify(verb)

    increase the volume of

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amplify

    Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.

    Synonyms:
    augment, develop, dilate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, extend, increase, unfold, widen

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, amputate, boil down, condense, curtail, cut down, epitomize, reduce, retrench, sum up, summarize

    Preposition:
    To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.

Editors Contribution

  1. make bigger

    Submitted by anonymous on December 18, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amplify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enlarge, extend, augment, magnify, dilate, expand, develop

  2. amplify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make copious or diffuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

magnify, expand



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