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Synonyms for intensify
ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalate, intensify, step up(verb)

    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, deepen(verb)

    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, deepen(verb)

    become more intense

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

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

  4. intensify(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intensify

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intensify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strengthen, make intense, make more intense

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intensify(v)

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, exacerbate, heighten

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How to use intensify in a sentence?

  1. Robert Mardini:

    The situation is unpredictable but we must prepare for the worst. There’s the likelihood that fighting will intensify, particularly in the Mosul area. Hundreds of thousands of people may very well be on the move in the coming weeks and months, seeking shelter and assistance.

  2. Alan Riley:

    The level of scrutiny is likely to intensify. This will make filing in EU merger cases trickier if you need detailed corporate information on a large number of SOEs, if you think about ChemChina, they may well face a huge demand for information from the commission in relation to at least other bio and agriculture SOEs and then they would have to hope there are not many overlaps.

  3. Le Drian:

    We'll see how we can intensify our efforts in Iraq and Syria.

  4. President Francois Hollande:

    In the mean time, France will intensify its operations in Syria.

  5. Yilmaz Esmer:

    It will intensify. It has worked for them, now Turkey no longer has an independent judiciary.

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