- 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.
- 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 amplificare : amplus, large + -ficare, -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.