Synonyms and Antonyms of magnify

  1. 1 to add to the interest of by including made-up details there's no need to magnify the events of your trip in order to make it seem impressive Synonyms of magnify color, elaborate (on), embellish, exaggerate, hyperbolize, embroider, pad, stretchWords Related to magnify dress up, gussy up; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out); fudge, hedge; overdo, overdraw, overemphasize, overplay, overstate; emphasize, play up, stress; caricature; satirizeNear Antonyms of magnify belittle, minimize, play down, understate

  2. 2 to assign a high status or value to his newfound fame as an actor has finally magnified him in the eyes of his perennially doubting family Synonyms of magnify aggrandize, canonize, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, exaltWords Related to magnify boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms of magnify belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms of magnify abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate

  3. 3 to make markedly greater in measure or degree the movie's sound effects magnify every crash and boom in the action scenes Synonyms of magnify accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, redouble, step up, strengthenWords Related to magnify 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 of magnify decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), reduce, subdue, tone (down), weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lightenAntonyms of magnify abate, moderate

  4. 4 to proclaim the glory of imposing cathedrals that were built to magnify the Lord and to inspire awe in worshippers Synonyms of magnify bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, praise, resoundWords Related to magnify adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, toutNear Antonyms of magnify blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)

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of very fine texture or delicate form

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