Associations to the word «Amplify»


AMPLIFY, verb. (transitive) To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
AMPLIFY, verb. (transitive) (rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
AMPLIFY, verb. (transitive) To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.

Dictionary definition

AMPLIFY, verb. Increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind".
AMPLIFY, verb. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery".
AMPLIFY, verb. Exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated".
AMPLIFY, verb. Increase the volume of; "amplify sound".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope