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Amplify vs. Magnify

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Amplifyverb

(transitive) To render larger, more extended, or more intense.

‘amplify the loudspeaker’; ‘amplify a telescope’; ‘amplify a microscopes’; ‘amplify the message’; ‘amplify an image on the screen’; ‘amplify the impact of the project’;

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To praise, glorify (someone or something, especially God).

Amplifyverb

To enlarge by addition or commenting; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand.

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To make (something) larger or more important.

Amplifyverb

(transitive) To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.

‘amplify a signal’;

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To make (someone or something) appear greater or more important than it is; to intensify, exaggerate.

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Amplifyverb

(translation studies) To add content that is not present in the source text to the target text, usually to improve the fluency of the translation.

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To make (something) appear larger by means of a lens, magnifying glass, telescope etc.

Amplifyverb

To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; - used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.

Magnifyverb

To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

Amplifyverb

To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.

‘Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator.’;

Magnifyverb

To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters.

‘The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a great one . . . be proportionately magnified.’;

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Amplifyverb

To become larger.

‘Strait was the way at first, withouten light,But further in did further amplify.’;

Magnifyverb

To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.

‘On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel.’;

Amplifyverb

To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; - often with on or upon.

‘He must often enlarge and amplify upon the subject he handles.’;

Magnifyverb

To praise highly; to laud; to extol.

‘O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.’;

Amplifyverb

increase in size, volume or significance;

‘Her terror was magnified in her mind’;

Magnifyverb

To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.

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Amplifyverb

to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth;

‘tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery’;

Magnifyverb

To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.

Amplifyverb

exaggerate or make bigger;

‘The charges were inflated’;

Magnifyverb

To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

Amplifyverb

increase the volume of;

‘amplify sound’;

Magnifyverb

increase in size, volume or significance;

‘Her terror was magnified in her mind’;

Magnifyverb

to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth;

‘tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery’;

Magnifyverb

make large;

‘blow up an image’;

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