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Synonyms for intensify
ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪin·ten·si·fy

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  1. intensify

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, augment, embitter, enhance, heighten, increase, magnify, make worse

    Antonyms:
    abate, alleviate, assuage, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, reduce, relieve, remove, soften

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  1. escalate, intensify, step upverb

    increase in extent or intensity

    "The Allies escalated the bombing"

    Synonyms:
    come forward, rev up, escalate, compound, step to the fore, come to the fore, step forward, heighten, come out, step up, deepen

  2. intensify, compound, heighten, deepenverb

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

    Synonyms:
    change, sharpen, enhance, escalate, compound, rise, step up, heighten, raise, combine, deepen

  3. intensify, deepenverb

    become more intense

    "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

    Synonyms:
    deepen, change, compound, escalate, step up, heighten

  4. intensifyverb

    make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

    Synonyms:
    deepen, compound, escalate, step up, heighten

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  1. intensifyverb

    Synonyms:
    strengthen, make intense, make more intense

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  1. intensifyverb

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, exacerbate, heighten

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How to use intensify in a sentence?

  1. Representative Adam Schiff:

    We've been discussing this for some time now, as the true intent of the committee becomes more and more obvious. And I think those conversations will intensify after this week.

  2. Kristina Dahl:

    Hurricanes get their strength from the waters that they're passing over, from all of the heat and the energy in the water, and the warmer that water is that they're passing over, the more fuel they have to strengthen. So that's why Concerned Scientists see hurricanes intensify when they go over stretches of anomalously warm water like Concerned Scientists had in the Gulf of Mexico just before the storm hit.

  3. Pieter Omtzigt:

    For us, we need to have a clear view that there's a British government in place with support of a majority that knows what kind of Brexit they want, as we do not see that clearly, we have asked the government to intensify contingency planning.

  4. Muleya Mwananyanda:

    As the effects of climate change intensify, these extreme weather conditions can be expected to revisit us more frequently. The devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai is yet another wake-up call for the world to put in place ambitious climate change mitigation measures.

  5. President Martin Lau:

    Every time after major crises or bubbles, those who survive become the best companies, so in my view, short-term pressure may intensify, but I'm optimistic for the long-term... Even though now is a relatively bad time, the best time awaits afterwards.


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