Examples of intensify in a Sentence
We could hear the wind howling outside as the storm intensified.
They intensified their efforts to increase sales.
an intensified search for survivors
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The death of that deal solidified the view that the solution to intensifying competition must come from beyond traditional channels.
The heartfelt pleas have only intensified what was already a heated debate.
Jalen Hurts isn't as experienced in the rivalry that intensified with Nick Saban's return in 2007.
After a disappointing 2016, Trian intensified pressure to boost results.
Flooding from hurricanes will intensify, and what was—in preindustrial times—a once-in-500-years flood may occur once every 5 years by 2030 scientists report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
It is expected to intensify still, becoming a hurricane that could threaten the northern Gulf Coast this weekend from Louisiana to western Florida, according to the Capital Weather Gang.
Hayes confirmed in June that she had been let go from the show, prompting anger among some fans, which only intensified with the news that her character would be killed.
That has led to the warming of oceans, Gore said, which has led to more intense hurricanes that intensify more rapidly.
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First Known Use of intensify
Synonymsaccentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen
Related Wordsbroaden, enlarge, expand, extend, lengthen; accelerate, hasten, quicken; emphasize, point (up), sharpen, stress; augment, enforce, reinforce (also reenforce), restrengthen, supplement; maximize; enliven, jazz (up); aggravate, exacerbate
Near Antonymsdecrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), reduce, subdue, tone (down), weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lighten
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medical Definition of intensify
- use of illicit drugs intensified the patient's condition
- the sore throat, headache, and fever intensified as the disease progressed
intensificationplay \-ˌten(t)s-(ə-)fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
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