Am"pli*fy (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amplified (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Amplifying.] [F. amplifier, L. amplificare. See Ample, -fy.]


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.


To become larger.


Strait was the way at first, withouten light, But further in did further amplify. Fairfax.


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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