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.

 

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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.

 

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