V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to make louder; 2. to increase or exaggerate something
Synonyms: augment, increase, boost, magnify, expand, elaborate
Antonyms: abridge, abbreviate, condense, curtail
Tips: Amplify is derived from the Latin amplus, "large." Think of the amps at a concert being amplified to their full volume. The noun amplification means "an increase or a boost in strength or volume."
Sharon's guilt was amplified by her mother's silent suffering. (increased, magnified)
Since the concert hall was very large, the musicians decided they needed amplification. (greater volume) noun
The news reports amplified the citizens' concerns about local issues. (increased, augmented)
The noise produced by such a large concert comes as much from the fans as from the amplified music. (loud, intensified) adjective
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