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amplify

[ am-pluh-fahy ]
/ 藞忙m pl蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), am路pli路fied, am路pli路fy路ing.
to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.
to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding.
Electricity. to increase the amplitude of; cause amplification in.
Archaic. to exaggerate.
verb (used without object), am路pli路fied, am路pli路fy路ing.
to discourse at length; expatiate or expand one's remarks, speech, etc. (usually followed by on): The preacher amplified on the theme of brotherly love.
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Origin of amplify

1375鈥1425; late Middle English amplifyen<Middle French amplifier<Latin amplific膩re to increase, augment. See ample, -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM amplify

am路pli路fi路a路ble, adjectiveo路ver路am路pli路fy, verb, o路ver路am路pli路fied, o路ver路am路pli路fy路ing.un路am路pli路fi路a路ble, adjectiveun路am路pli路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amplify

amplify
/ (藞忙mpl瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to increase in size, extent, effect, etc, as by the addition of extra material; augment; enlarge; expand
electronics to produce amplification of (electrical signals); increase the amplitude of (signals)
(tr) US to exaggerate
(intr) to expand or enlarge a speech, narrative, etc

Derived forms of amplify

amplifiable, adjective

Word Origin for amplify

C15: from Old French amplifier, ultimately from Latin amplific膩re to enlarge, from amplus spacious + facere to make
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