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amplify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of amplify

  1. 1 to express more fully and in greater detail <after filing a report of missing luggage, he was asked to amplify a bit as to the circumstances> Synonyms expand, develop, dilate (on or upon), elaborate (on), enlarge (on or upon), flesh (out)Related Words add (to), complement, supplement; discourse, expatiate, ramble, run onNear Antonyms compress, contract; outline, summarize, sum upAntonyms abbreviate, abridge, condense, shorten

  2. 2 to make greater in size, amount, or number <the number of blood volunteers was significantly amplified by the promise of thank-you gifts to donors> Synonyms accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, increase, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upRelated Words boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

  3. 3 to make markedly greater in measure or degree <a fox's large ears serve to amplify such sounds as little critters skittering among stones> Synonyms accentuate, amp (up), intensify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthenRelated Words broaden, enlarge, expand, extend, lengthen; accelerate, hasten, quicken; emphasize, point (up), sharpen, stress; augment, enforce, reinforce (also reenforce), restrengthen, supplement; maximize; enliven, jazz (up); aggravate, exacerbateNear Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), reduce, subdue, tone (down), weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lightenAntonyms abate, moderate




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