Amplify Definition

amplified, amplifies, amplifying
amplified, amplifies, amplifying
To make larger or more powerful; increase.
American Heritage
To make larger or stronger; increase or extend (power, authority, etc.)
Webster's New World
To speak or write at length; expatiate.
Webster's New World
To add to, as by illustrations; make complete.
American Heritage
To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
To amplify a point in a debate.
Webster's New World

Origin of Amplify

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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