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Synonyms for amplify
ˈæm pləˌfaɪam·pli·fy

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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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amplify

    Synonyms:
    enrich, enlarge, increase, augment, multiply, dilate, develop, swell, expatiate, expand, discuss, unfold, extend

    Antonyms:
    retrench, amputate, curtail, condense, abbreviate, epitomize, gath, er, collect, sum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnify, amplifyverb

    increase in size, volume or significance

    "Her terror was magnified in her mind"

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

  2. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyverb

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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

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

  3. inflate, blow up, expand, amplifyverb

    exaggerate or make bigger

    "The charges were inflated"

    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, 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. amplifyverb

    increase the volume of

    "amplify sound"

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

Editors Contribution

  1. make bigger

    Submitted by anonymous on December 18, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amplifyverb

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

  2. amplifyverb

    Synonyms:
    make copious or diffuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "amplify":

    magnify, expand

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How to use amplify in a sentence?

  1. Sheila Babauta:

    As the first stewards of the land and ocean, our traditional knowledge can guide the way, all together we hold the keys to solving the issues of militarization, climate change and climate colonialism. We are not passive victims. I am here to amplify the voices of those who live on the frontlines.

  2. Sal LaRocca:

    Nike, Under Armour and Adidas had huge businesses in China and have done a great job in bringing players over there and exposing them in ways that frankly we would not be able to do, kobe( Kobe Bryant) has been there( China) many times with Nike, Steph Curry has been there many times with Under Armour so our partnerships, our relationships with those footwear companies they really amplify our on-the-ground efforts to grow the sport.

  3. Silvio Carrillo:

    Her murder is an act of cowardice that will only amplify Bertita's message to bring about change in Honduras and make this a better, more humane world.

  4. Ezra Baeli-Wang:

    Athletes have a unique platform, those with a unique platform should amplify the voices that aren't usually heard, the voices that we most need to hear and the marginalized voices.

  5. Silvio Carrillo:

    But that didn't make her abandon her fight. her murder is an act of cowardice that will only amplify Bertita's message to bring about change in Honduras and make this a better, more humane world.


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