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Meaning of amplify

am•pli•fy

Pronunciation: (am'plu-fī"), [key]
— v., -fied, -fy•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.
  2. to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding.
  3. to increase the amplitude of; cause amplification in.
  4. to exaggerate.
—v.i.
  1. to discourse at length; expatiate or expand one's remarks, speech, etc. (usually fol. by on): The preacher amplified on the theme of brotherly love.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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