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amplify

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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.
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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.
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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.
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expand, amplify, swell, distend, inflate, dilate mean to increase in size or volume. expand may apply regardless of the manner of increase (such as growth, unfolding, addition of parts).
    • a business that expands every year
amplify implies the extension or enlargement of something inadequate.
    • amplify the statement with details
swell implies gradual expansion beyond a thing's original or normal limits.
    • the bureaucracy swelled to unmanageable proportions
distend implies outward extension caused by pressure from within.
    • a distended abdomen
inflate implies expanding by introduction of air or something insubstantial and suggests a vulnerability to sudden collapse.
    • an inflated ego
dilate applies especially to expansion of circumference.
    • dilated pupils


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