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Synonyms for intensify
ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪin·ten·si·fy

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intensifyverb

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, exacerbate, heighten

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How to use intensify in a sentence?

  1. Virendra Chauhan:

    The battle is only going to intensify with the return of Iranian barrels from the second half of 2016.

  2. Lee Norman:

    If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop. The recent deaths across our country, combined with hundreds of reported lung injury cases continue to intensify. I'm extremely alarmed for the health and safety of Kansans who are using vaping products and urge them to stop until we can determine the cause of vaping related lung injuries and death.

  3. George Clooney:

    I think it'll intensify it, of course. But it's never about the media following you around because...if you're a royal, that's part of what you have to do, it's the other versions of it: going to interview people's parents, that kind of stuff that it starts to step into a really dark place...It just, sort of, the press turned on them and...I think people should be a little kinder. She's a young woman who just had a baby.

  4. Leonard Ngendakumana:

    We are behind them, and our intent is to intensify.

  5. 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.


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