verb (used with object), am·pli·fied, am·pli·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), am·pli·fied, am·pli·fy·ing.
Origin of amplify
Examples from the Web for amplify
Actress, activist and African American: Danai Gurira believes in the power of using her voice to amplify African storytellers.
These tools of expression are meant to create and amplify energy.
She was determined—for her voice to be heard, and for it to amplify the voices of women throughout Libya.Libyan Activist Pays Tribute To Slain Spiritual Sister|Anonymous|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Computerized trading programs react to trends in the market and then amplify those trends.Let’s All Please Stop Overreacting to Bernanke’s Remarks|Daniel Gross|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Society doesn't create these disorders, but it can amplify them, and by extension, it can diminish them.
Now, beloved reader, it behoves us to define and distinguish, as well as amplify and expatiate.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
Then Sir Richmond saw fit to amplify his confessions in one particular.The Secret Places of the Heart|H. G. Wells
In the more refined tongues of human speech, we go beyond that code of laws called grammar and amplify them into rhetoric.The Speech of Monkeys|R. L. Garner
Braden's end had come before he had been able to amplify it.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
In short, no pains was spared to confirm and amplify all the facts and narratives.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913|Harris Newmark
British Dictionary definitions for amplify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for amplify
Word Origin and History for amplify
early 15c., "to enlarge or expand," from Middle French amplifier, from Latin amplificare "to enlarge," from amplificus "splendid," from amplus "large" (see ample) + the root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Meaning "augment in volume or amount" is from 1570s. Restriction of use to sound seems to have emerged in the electronic age, c.1915, in reference to radio technology.