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Meaning of AMPLIFY

Pronunciation:  'amplu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
  2. [v]  exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  3. [v]  increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind."
  4. [v]  to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"

AMPLIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: blow up, exaggerate, expand, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, inflate, magnify, magnify, overdraw, overstate
 Antonyms: downplay, minimise, minimize, understate
 See Also: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow, blow up, bluster, boast, brag, compound, deepen, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, enlarge, gas, gasconade, heighten, increase, intensify, lard, misinform, mislead, overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress, pad, puff up, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Am"pli*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amplified}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Amplifying}.] [F. amplifier, L. amplificare. See
    {Ample}, {-fy}.]
    1. To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the
       like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.
    2. (Rhet.) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat
       copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to
       expand; to make much of.
             Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard
             author, but much amplified by our English
             translator.                           --Dryden.
  2. \Am"pli*fy\, v. i.
    1. To become larger. [Obs.]
             Strait was the way at first, withouten light, But
             further in did further amplify.       --Fairfax.
    2. To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument
       or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on
       or upon. --Watts.
             He must often enlarge and amplify upon the subject
             he handles.                           --South.
 Definition: To increase the number of copies of a DNA sequence, in vivo by inserting into a cloning vector that replicates within a host cell, or in vitro by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
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