amplify

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈæmp.lɪ.faɪ/
  • Hyphenation: am‧pli‧fy

Verb[change]

Plain form
amplify

Third-person singular
amplifies

Past tense
amplified

Past participle
amplified

Present participle
amplifying

  1. (transitive) To amplify something is to make more of it: larger, louder, or more in number.
  2. (transitive) if you amplify an image, you make it bigger.
    We can see the details of the bird more clearly if we amplify the photo.
  3. (transitive) If you amplify a sound, you make it louder.
    We will have to amplify your voice more, or the audience won't hear it.
  4. (transitive) If you amplify a description, you add more details and illustrations.