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magnify

verb

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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

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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

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3 to make markedly greater in measure or degree
  • the movie's sound effects magnify every crash and boom in the action scenes

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4 to proclaim the glory of
  • imposing cathedrals that were built to magnify the Lord and to inspire awe in worshippers

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The first known use of magnify was in the 14th century

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“Magnify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/magnify. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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