Synonyms and Antonyms of magnify
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 color, elaborate (on), embellish, exaggerate, hyperbolize, embroider, pad, stretchRelated Words 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 belittle, minimize, play down, understate
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 aggrandize, canonize, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, exaltRelated Words boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate
3 to make markedly greater in measure or degree the movie's sound effects magnify every crash and boom in the action scenes Synonyms accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, 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
4 to proclaim the glory of imposing cathedrals that were built to magnify the Lord and to inspire awe in worshippers Synonyms bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, praise, resoundRelated Words adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, toutNear Antonyms blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)
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