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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:

    magnify, expand

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How to use amplify in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Bezos ':

    Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet, i want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change.

  2. 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.

  3. Alexis Krieg:

    Senator Warren believes that by pursuing international economic policies that benefit American workers instead of an elite few and using diplomacy to amplify strong yet pragmatic security policies, we can achieve a foreign policy for all.

  4. Schlumberger Chief Executive Paal Kibsgaard:

    Inevitably service industry pricing has to recover and as it does, this will consume a large part of the E&P investment increases intended for additional activity, which will further amplify the pending oil supply deficit.

  5. Tuesday Khamenei:

    The Americans must not be allowed to consider Iraq as their personal property ... and dare to openly talk about disintegration of Iraq, the Iraqi people, Shi'ites, Sunnis, Kurds and Arabs have been living together peacefully but some regional countries and some foreigners are trying to amplify differences among them.


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