Amplify meaning

ămplə-fī
To make larger or stronger; increase or extend (power, authority, etc.)
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The definition of amplify means to make something stronger, bigger, louder or more important.

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.

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To make larger or more powerful; increase.
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To add to, as by illustrations; make complete.
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To exaggerate.
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To speak or write at length; expatiate.
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To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
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(rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
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To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
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To produce amplification of.

Amplify an electrical signal.

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To write or discourse at length; expatiate.

Let me amplify so that you will understand the overall problem.

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To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.

To amplify a point in a debate.

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(rare) To exaggerate.
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(electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier.
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Origin of amplify

  • Middle English amplifien from Old French amplifier from Latin amplificāre amplus large -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English amplifyen, from Old French amplifier, from Latin amplificare (“to enlarge”), from amplus (“large”) + facere (“to make”). See ample.

    From Wiktionary