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Synonyms for amplify
ˈæm pləˌfaɪam·pli·fy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution4.0 / 1 vote

  1. make bigger

    Submitted by anonymous on December 18, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. amplifyverb

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

  2. amplifyverb

    Synonyms:
    make copious or diffuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "amplify":

    magnify, expand

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How to use amplify in a sentence?

  1. Julia Guez:

    Never in the morning, never in bed, never before bed, never in the bedroom, mostly on the train, in order to find out other people’s good news, and amplify it, and sometimes to then to write a letter or actually call a friend who you’ve seen post something and check in on them.

  2. Doug Ducey:

    I'm grateful to the vice president for stepping out, for picking the true conservative in this race, and for helping amplify to all Arizonans that Kari Lake is the superior choice in the governor's primary, mike Pence brings the imprimatur of a true conservative to this race.

  3. April Reign:

    What I’m doing is attempting to amplify the discussion, the Academy can only nominate quality work that is made, so the onus still has to be on Hollywood to put those films out there.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We have an oxygen tank, our job is just to amplify his story and what he's saying and we banked enough cash that nobody's turning our speaker off.

  5. 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.


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