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.
- intensional object,
Origin of intensify
Examples from the Web for intensify
Even as the ranks of culture warriors on the right diminish, their zeal seems to intensify.The Right Wing Screams for the Wambulance Over Gay Marriage Ruling|Walter Olson|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, they intensify with age, like peachberry wine, and occasionally (like Jesse Helms and Jimmy Swaggart) they grow rank.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As fears of the virus hitting Europe intensify, health officials warn that paranoia and racial profiling may grow, as well.
Amin, whom we met in the park, says that his highs tend to extend and intensify whatever he was feeling already.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Droughts and food shocks may intensify political and military conflict: more resource wars, more grain-price revolutions.Climate Change Needs the Politics of the Impossible|Jedediah Purdy|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They only intensify feelings, and at my age that is not desirable.Flint|Maud Wilder Goodwin
To intensify the color and leave the apple glossy, brush it with crystal syrup cooked to two hundred and twenty degrees.Candy-Making Revolutionized|Mary Elizabeth Hall
If any partition of Ireland is contemplated this will intensify the bitterness now existing.Imaginations and Reveries|(A.E.) George William Russell
After the sheriff called upon the Governor for troops, didn't that intensify the feeling in Pittsburgh?
This intimacy that could not be escaped served to intensify the clash of man and man.The Sea Bride|Ben Ames Williams
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
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.