- To make music louder by strengthening electrical signals is an example of amplify music.
- When you dramatize a minor and small problem, that is an example of amplify the problem.
The definition of amplify means to make something stronger, bigger, louder or more important.
transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
- to make larger or stronger; increase or extend (power, authority, etc.)
- to develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.: to amplify a point in a debate
- Rare to exaggerate
- Electronics to increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
Origin of amplifyMiddle English amplifien from Old French amplifier from Classical Latin amplificare from amplus (see ample) + facere, do
to speak or write at length; expatiate
verbam·pli·fied, am·pli·fy·ing, am·pli·fies
- To make larger or more powerful; increase.
- To add to, as by illustrations; make complete.
- To exaggerate.
- To produce amplification of: amplify an electrical signal.
To write or discourse at length; expatiate: Let me amplify so that you will understand the overall problem.
Origin of amplifyMiddle English amplifien from Old French amplifier from Latin amplificāre amplus large -ficāre -fy
(third-person singular simple present amplifies, present participle amplifying, simple past and past participle amplified)
- To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
- (rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
- To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.