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Synonyms for amplify
ˈæm pləˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnify, amplify(verb)

    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, amplify(verb)

    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, amplify(verb)

    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. amplify(verb)

    increase the volume of

    "amplify sound"

    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.

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

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

  1. List of paraphrases for "amplify":

    magnify, expand

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  1. Paresh Upadhyaya:

    Trade war concerns amplify the downside risk on global growth. That tends to be positive for the dollar and puts a drag on other currencies.

  2. Paul Scott:

    We are really just hoping that it stops and makes them think, that this will amplify Greta's message, that people will start to understand the clear call for action that she is sending out.

  3. Giuliana Rancic:

    My job is to interview and I want to give people a platform, that’s one of the things that I love most about my job is that I can give people a platform and also and amplify their voice so they can help people beyond Hollywood.

  4. Tim Cook:

    I see AR as being profound, aR has the ability to amplify human performance instead of isolating humans. So I am a huge, huge believer in AR. We put a lot of energy on AR. Were moving very fast.

  5. New York Rep. Steve Israel:

    Where there is a Hillary Clinton, there are Republicans trying to manufacture or amplify crisis or scandal. That's what they do here, pretty soon we'll have a special investigative committee for every action that Hillary Clinton takes. There will be a special select committee on Hillary Clinton breakfast, Hillary Clinton lunch and Hillary Clinton dinner and what Hillary Clinton had in between. Just add this to the list.

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