verb (used with object), in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing.
Examples from the Web for intensifies
And Demme, by barely indicating the visual presence of the audience until the end, intensifies the closed-off, hermetic feeling.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, in conflict situations the rhetoric around honor often intensifies.
The Full Moon, Friday, intensifies the need for intimacy to near desperation.
Yet the gregariousness of the web only intensifies his solitude.
As the Israel-Palestine conflict drags on, it blocks the resolution of urgent crises and intensifies looming threats to the West.
There is isolation in the largest crowds; in fact, such environment only intensifies at times our sense of desolation.A Singular Metamorphosis|May Evelyn Skiles
Absence lessens weak, and intensifies violent, passions, as wind extinguishes a taper and lights up a fire.
It is evident that life in a separate college for women often intensifies this defect.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
There are times when the spirit of the living so intensifies that it comes into a silence and darkness of nature like death.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It intensifies the desire in its present character, through opposition to the disagreeable tone of the experienced lack and want.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
British Dictionary definitions for intensifies
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin and History for intensifies
1817, from intense + -ify, first attested in Coleridge, in place of intend, which he said no longer was felt as connected with intense. Middle English used intensen (v.) "to increase (something), strengthen, intensify," early 15c. Related: Intensified; intensifying.