Amplify

Definition of Amplify

Am´pli`fy
v. t.1.To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; - used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Amplified ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Amplifying.]
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.
v. i.1.To become larger.
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.
He must often enlarge and amplify upon the subject he handles.
- South.

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